Guinea looks to big dam schemes

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Issue 349 - 30 Jun 2017 | 4 minute read
Feasibility studies for the 90MW Fomi dam project on the Niger River have been submitted to the Ministry of Mines and Geology and to President Alpha Condé by Yellow River Engineering Consulting Company director-general Yin Dewen. The project dates back to the colonial era (the site was discovered in 1922), and development will require $590m of financing, according to the feasibility studies.A source close to the project told African Energy that the main challenge was the dam’s impact on local communities, and its high cost relative to capacity was a consequence of efforts to minimise this.

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