Chinese Firm Wins USD812 Million EPC Contract for Guinea Hydro Plant
Tang Shihua
/SOURCE : yicai
Chinese Firm Wins USD812 Million EPC Contract for Guinea Hydro Plant

(Yicai Global) March 4  -- Chinese state-owned power-focused engineering and construction firm  Sinohydro International Engineering has won a USD812.8 million  engineering, procurement and construction contract for a hydroelectric  plant in Koukoutamba, Guinea.

Sinohydro signed the deal with L'Organisation  Pour La Mise En Valeur Du Fleuve Sénégal, also known as OMVS, according  to a statement from the Beijing-based firm. 

The project, located  on the Bafing River in Tougue Prefecture, will boast a capacity of 296  megawatts. Sinohydro will be responsible for the construction and  installation of the dam, plants behind the dam, four hydroelectric power  generator units, routes for power transmission and 715 kilometers of  distribution and roads spanning 155 kilometers, the statement.  Construction will take 49 months.

The station is the  first of three hydropower plants that OMVS will develop in Guinea and is  the company's largest to date. It will provide electricity for Guinea,  Mali, Senegal and Mauritania.

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Keywords: EPC Contract , One Belt One Road , Guinea , Koukoutamba , Hydro-Power Station , Sinohydro