COMBINED CYCLE POWER PROJECT IN NOTHERN ANGOLA TO COST 900 MLN USD

LUANDA, The Angolan Government is investing about 900 million US dollars in the Soyo combined cycle power project beign developed in the in northern province of Zaire, says Energy and Water Minister JoAPound o Baptista Borges,

He said Tuesday that the project, which is scheduled to be completed next year, would be able to generate 750 megawatts (MW) or electricity to meet a large part of the country’s power needs for both domestic and industrial use.

The project involves several power sub-stations and transmission lines, said the Minister, who visited a number of high and very high voltage sub-stations being built at Nzeto in Zaire province, as well as at Kapari and Catete in Luanda province. The substations will be completed late this year.

Baptista Borges said the Nzeto sub-station was the main sub-station receiving the power generated at the Soyo project, which is expected to provide 400 MW for the Angolan capital, Luanda, and another with 220 MW for the localities of Mbanza Congo, Noqui, Tomboco and Cuimba.

SOURCE: ANGOP