Liberia names U.S. firm for rehab study of 64-MW Mount Coffee

The government of Liberia has named a United States firm to perform a feasibility study of rebuilding and expanding the 64-MW Mount Coffee hydroelectric project on the St. Paul River.

Local media reported Liberia Electricity Corp. signed an agreement with Stanley Consultants Inc. of the U.S. to perform the work with funding from a US$531,500 grant by the U.S. Trade and Development Agency. (HNN 9/3/07)

The government seeks a technical and economic feasibility study of the reconstruction and expansion of Mount Coffee, which was destroyed during a period of war and civil unrest. The study is to include expanding Mount Coffee to 100 MW to support all electricity demands of Liberia’s capital, Monrovia, and fill a critical gap in electricity sector planning.

The feasibility study is to include a review of available data and development of a work plan, a site review and drafting of preliminary designs, and identification of technology and systems requirements. It also includes development of project cost estimates and investment requirements, a cost-benefit analysis, an economic and financial assessment, a financing plan, an assessment of development impact, and preliminary environmental and socioeconomic impact assessments.

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