Congo Republic’s 19.9-MW Liouesso hydroelectric project inaugurated

The Congo Republic’s 19.9-MW Liouesso hydroelectric plant has been officially commissioned, following a ceremony that took place in the African country yesterday.

Located on the Sangha River near the northern town Liouesso, the facility Liouesso was constructed by the China Gezhouba Group at a cost of about US$110 million.

The project is intended to both increase and diversify Congo’s power supply, which has risen steadily from a cumulative 90 MW in 2000 to 214 MW with Liousseo’s completion, according to government data.

HydroWorld.com reported that the project was originally awarded for construction to South Africa’s Clackson Power Co. in October 2006, at which time the plant was scheduled for completion in 2014.

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Michael Harris formerly was Editor for HydroWorld.com.

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