Construction of new power station of Guinea-Bissau will start in January 2016

13 August 2015

The construction of a new power station in Bissau, estimated to cost over 15 billion CFA francs (about US$25 million), will begin in January 2016, announced Wednesday the Director-General of Energy of Guinea Bissau.

Carlos Pinho Brandão was speaking at the opening session of a seminar on the project to build the new power plant, which brought together 30 technical staff from different institutions. The seminar began Wednesday and is due to end on Friday.

“The construction of this plant will allow electricity to reach the entire population of the city of Bissau,” said Brandão, adding that in the first phase, the plant would have a capacity of 15 megawatts and may, following further expansion, reach 100 megawatts.

The project’s coordinator, Fernando Jorge Benício said that by the end of the year the tender for work to be build the power plant would be awarded and work is scheduled to take 17 months. (macauhub/GW)