Equatorial Guinea Receives Additional Funding for 200MW Sendje Hydro Project

  • Equatorial Guinea has received USD 137M in funding for the ongoing construction works of the 200MW Sendje hydroelectric project.
  • The hydro project is currently under construction on the Weller River about 40 km from Bata.
  • The funds have been provided by the Development Bank of Central African States (BDEAC)in form of a grant following an agreement signed with the government of Equatorial Guinea.

The Sendje hydroelectric power plant project begun construction back in 2012. The work is being carried out by Duglas Alliance, a Ukrainian company that specializes in the execution of hydroelectric and industrial facility projects.

The scope of the work included the construction of a 21.57 km2 reservoir and the installation of four turbines, each with a capacity of 50 MW, supplied by Alstom.

The project is expected to be completed by the end of this year with a voltage output of about 220 kV and an average annual output of approximately 1,402 million kWh.

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Once operational, the Sendje hydroelectric power plant will supply the cities of Bata, Mbini, Kogo, Añisok, Mongomo, Ebebiyin, among others on the mainland of Equatorial Guinea with “clean” and “sustainable” energy at reduced costs per kW/h. The hydroelectric power plant will contribute to the reduction of dependence on oil-fired thermal generation units, consequently improving the country’s carbon footprint and mitigating the effects of climate change.

Author: Bryan Groenendaal

Source: Equatorial Guinea

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