Power distribution expands in Zaire province, Angola

22 March 2016

Construction of the power transmission line between Nzeto and Mbanza Congo, in Angola’s northern Zaire province, begins in April, announced Monday in Nzeto the Angolan Minister of Energy and Water.

João Baptista Borges, who visited the work to assemble the Nzeto substation, said construction of the transmission line between Nzeto and Mbanza Congo required work to remove landmines along the 189-kilometre route.

The Nzeto substation has three voltage levels – 220 kilovolt directed to the municipalities of Mbanza Congo, Nóqui, Tomboco and Cuimba, 60 kilovolts for Nzeto and 400 kilovolts will be channeled to Luanda.

Angolan news agency Angop reported that the 400 and 60 kilovolt lines at this substation had been completed and the 220 kilovolt line was 80 percent concluded.

So far 1,564 high voltage twin towers have been built along the Soyo/Capari/Luanda route and around 900 kilometres of cable laid.

The Soyo combined cycle power plant will initially generate 750 megawatts of electricity. Later another 500 megawatts will be added, which is considered enough to meet the needs of the region and other parts of the country. (macauhub/AO)