Benin: Sinohydro to start work on Adjarala

Issue 317 - 11 Feb 2016 | 1 minute read

Sinohydro will start construction of the 147MW Adjarala storage hydropower project on the Mono River in March. The Chinese state-owned hydropower engineering group announced on 27 January that the project would take four years to build and would entail the construction of a 3,700 metre-long earth and rockfill dam, with an average height of nearly 40 metres, as well as a powerhouse with three 49MW units, and connecting transmission lines. Sinohydro said that financing for the $550m project would be covered by a loan from the Export-Import Bank of China.

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