China starts building biomass power plant in Guinea-Bissau in March

23 February 2017

Preliminary work for the construction of the biomass power plant in Mansoa, central Guinea-Bissau, will begin in March, with the arrival of Chinese technicians, announced the Guinean representative of Chinese company Shenyang Lan Sa Trading Co Ltd, which is financing the project.

Felipe Manuel Monteiro was speaking on Tuesday during the visit of President of the Chinese company, Li Xuguang, heading a delegation of businesspeople from his country to Mansoa to observe the local reality and to raise awareness about the benefits of owning this renewable energy facility.

At the time, Monteiro said the new plant, which will supply electricity to the capital city, Bissau, will have a 30 megawatt production capacity and be fired by waste such as rice hulls, corn and other grains.

The project, the cost of which was not disclosed, includes an agricultural aspect, in this case rice production to use the husk and the harvest is expected to total 100,000 thousand tonnes per year.

The Guinean representative of Shenyang Lan Sa Trading Co Ltd said the project is ready to be launched because “funding is already secured.”

Li Xinguang, who led the delegation of investors and Chinese entrepreneurs, said that once the new plant is completed, there are social investment projects planned, particularly construction of schools, hospitals and social housing in Guinea-Bissau. (macauhub)