CGGC wins contract to expand Lua Sim hydropower station in Angola
Energy Business Review, 18 November 2013
China Gezhouba (Group) Corporation (CGGC) has won a contract from the Department of Energy of Angola to refurbish and expand the Lua Sim hydropower station in Lunda-Norte Province.
Under the contract, CGGC will repair the existing hydropower equipment, replace the existing channel by a new feeder canal, and construct a new power house with an installed capacity of 48.5MW and a new 10/60kV transformer substation.
Located on the Lua Sim River, the 40-year old project will ensure energy security and improve local economy, social stability and investment environment.
The company intends to complete these rehabilitation works on the project in around three years that is currently in very poor condition and out of operation.
Contract Signed by CGGC for Lua Sim Hydropower Station Project in Angola
15 November 2013
In Luanda, the capital city of Angola on November 6, CGGC signed a contract with the Department of Energy of Angola for rehabilitation and expansion of Lua Sim hydropower station.
Built in the 1970s on the Lua Sim River in Lunda-Norte Province, the power station is three kilometers northwest of the city center of Dundo. Now it is in very poor condition and basically out of operation. Through implementation of the project in 37 months, the existing hydropower equipment will be repaired; the existing channel will be demolished and replaced by a new feeder canal; a new power house with an installed capacity of 4�8.5MW and a new 10/60kV transformer substation will be built.When completed, the project will guarantee a strong power supply to significantly improve local people's living standards, social stability and investment environment.
Earlier than the present project, CGGC had completed the Cabinda steel trestle pier project in Angola, through which the company showed standardized internal management, outstanding construction quality and excellent contract performance, winning high praise from the Angolan community and mainstream media.