DSD Noell supplies gates to refurbish Cameroon’s 263-MW Edea

DSD Noell GmbH of Germany is supplying hydro-mechanical equipment to refurbish portions of the 263-MW Edea hydroelectric project on Cameroon’s Sanaga River.

Cameroon utility AES SONEL awarded a contract to DSD Noell GmbH – Hydromechanical Equipment and Drives valued at 12.4 million euros (US$16 million). The manufacturer is to provide five spillway radial gates, stoplogs, and bridges during project refurbishment.

The European Investment Bank and AES SONEL, which is 56 percent owned by AES Corp. of the United States, signed a 65 million euro (US$82.6 million) agreement in 2007 to partially finance AES Sonel’s refurbishment program, including Edea and the 396-MW Song Loulou hydroelectric project.

In December, AES SONEL finalized a contract with Andritz VA Tech Hydro, now Andritz Hydro, to replace turbine-generators of Units 1, 2, and 3, including mechanical and electrical auxiliaries, unit transformers, electrical balance of plant, intakes, draft tubes, cranes, and automation and control systems. (HNN 12/15/08)

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