Cameroon: 72 MW Lagdo Hydroelectric Power Plant to be Refurbished

  • The government of Cameroon through its state-owned Electricity Development Corporation (EDC) is set to refurbish and extend the 72 MW Lagdo Hydroelectric Power Plant.
  • The hydro plant was originally built the late 70’s on the Benue River in the northern region of the central African country but due to neglect and a lack of maintenance, only 30MW of power is intermittently generated.

The new initiative has received proposals from Voith Hydro, General Electric Company, China’s Sinohydro and China International Water and Electric Corporation (CWE).

The selected company will renovate the turbines by replacing their wheels and some equipment, recondition the plants’ hydro-mechanical and handling facilities, review the mechanical and electrical installations, as well as do some civil engineering works within a span of 12 to 24 months.

related news: Cameroon signs LOI for 1000MW Grand Ewing Hydro Project

The project will be implemented under an Engineering, Procurement, Construction, and Financing (EPCF) contract, valued at over US$ 177M.

Author: Bryan Groenendaal

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