Gabon: EPC contract for first IPP

Issue 426 - 05 Nov 2020 | 1 minute read

Preliminary construction works for Gabon’s first IPP project are under way following the signing on 27 October of an engineering, procurement and construction contract between project company Asonha Energie and Chinese state-owned contractor Sinohydro. Full construction of the 35MW Kinguélé Aval hydroelectric plant on the Mbei River in north-western Gabon, some 100km from the capital Libreville, is expected to begin early next year once financing has been closed, Mathieu Peller, chief operating officer Africa for Paris-based infrastructure investment fund Meridiam, told African Energy.

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