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GE Renewable Energy Awarded $87 Million Hydropower Contract in Cameroon

GE Renewable Energy was awarded an $87million contract by Nachtigal Hydro Power Company (NHPC) to provide seven 60 MW Francis turbines for the new Nachtigal hydropower plant in Cameroon.
GE Renewable Energy Awarded $87 Million Hydropower Contract in Cameroon
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NHPC is a company jointly owned by the Republic of Cameroon, EDF, International Finance Corporation, Africa 50 and STOA.

Owned and operated by NHPC, the new 420 MW hydropower plant will be located on the Sanaga river near the Nachtigal Falls, 65 kilometers away from the capital city of Cameroon. It is expected that Nachtigal will cover 30 percent of the country's electricity demand, amounting to an annual output of nearly 3 TWh.

The new hydropower station will secure an additional and reliable source of electricity for the country.

The project will be conducted with Elecnor in the consortium led by GE Renewable Energy.

GE's hydro teams are responsible for the coordination of the project, including the design, manufacturing, erection supervision and commissioning of the turbines and generators, the control system and the mechanical Balance of Plant. The contract will be managed by GE Renewable Energy's Centers of Excellence located in Belfort, Grenoble (France) and Tianjin (China).

Elecnor will supply, manufacture, install and commission the electrical Balance of Plant, the high voltage substations. They will also manage the power house finishing works as well as the erection on site.


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