DR Congo awards rehab of three projects

The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has awarded a US$7.2 million contract to a Belgian company for rehabilitation of three hydroelectric projects in Katanga Province.

On behalf of national utility Societe Nationale d’Electricite (SNEL), the DRC’s Bureau de Coordination des Marches d’Infrastructures (BMCI) announced August 23 that the contract had been awarded to Anglo Belgian Corp. N.V. of Belgium. Actual contract signing was in May.

Work includes supply and assembly of equipment to restore the reliability of the three projects:
o N’Zilo, 108 MW, on Haut-Lualaba River, including renovation of Unit 3;
o Seke, 248 MW, on Lualaba River, including reassembly and startup of Unit 3; and
o Mwadingusha, 69 MW, on Lufira River, including renovation of Units 5 and 6.

The work is being carried out under a World Bank-funded urgent rehabilitation and reconstruction program.

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