Angola’s Soyo combined cycle plant starts producing electricity

14 August 2017

The Soyo Combined Cycle Thermal Power Plant has already started producing and supplying electricity to the city’s public grid, led by Sonagás, a subsidiary company of Angolan oil and fuel company Sonangol, the state-owned company said in a statement.

The statement added that the thermal power plant is operated by Luxerviza, a Sonangol group company that manages natural gas plants, and will have a significant role in the development of Zaire province, and will supply electricity to Luanda.

With two turbines in operation, the Soyo plant is producing 22 megawatts of energy for the time being, through the use of natural gas from various national oil blocks and the Angola LNG plant.

The commissioning of this thermal power station allows power distribution company ENDE to meet the total energy needs of the city of Soyo, in a more economical way and with fewer emissions of waste with an environmental impact.

The Soyo combined cycle power plant will, in a second phase, be integrated into the National Energy Network (RNE) to supply power to the capital, Luanda, and other regions of the country. (macauhub)