Angola: Progress on Lauca dam

Issue 323 - 13 May 2016 | 1 minute read

Engineering work for the 2,069MW Lauca hydropower dam on the Kwanza River is 77% complete and the electromechanical works are 46% complete, the state Médio Kwanza Development Office (Gamek) said at the end of April. The main contractor, Odebrecht Infraestructura, said in late 2015 that the first two of the six 334MW turbines should be installed in July 2017 by Andritz Hydro, with turbine tests following in August and at least two turbines operational by end-2017. The aim is to fill the 188km² reservoir during the first four months of 2017.

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