MINEE – Kpep Hydroelectric Power Plant 850 MW – Cameroon - Project Profile
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The Ministry of Water Resources & Energy (MINEE) nd Energy of Cameroon, ENEO are planning to undertake the Kpep Hydroelectric Power Plant project in Cameroon.
The project involves the construction of an 850MW hydropower plant. It is planned to be implemented in two phases, with the first phase including the construction of a 485MW hydropower plant.
The project will include the construction of a 94m concrete face dam, a spillway structure, an intake of 250 upstream, a headrace channel, a penstock, a powerhouse, tailrace, access roads, a substation transformer, diversion works, and other related facilities, the installation of generators, and turbines, and the laying of transmission lines.
On March 8, 2012, MINEE entered into an agreement and signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Joule Africa, a subsidiary of Joule Investments Group, for the development of the project. Joule Africa will undertake the project along with local partner Bethel Industrievertretung Inc. Ltd (BIIL) and leading European engineering firm, Lahmeyer International GmbH. Lahmeyer International will undertake a full feasibility on the potential of the site.
In February 2013, Lahmeyer started the preparation of a feasibility study for the project.
MINEE issued tenders for the appointment of an engineering consultant whose scope of work includes validating the detailed feasibility studies, validating the contract documents for the construction and operation phases, and negotiating with the Engineering Procurement and Construction (EPC) contractor and the lenders to the project on the legal, environmental, social, technical and financial aspects.
In May 2013, four international firms Tractebel Engineering S.A., Artelia Eau & Environnement, Lahmeyer International & Bill and SNC Lavalin have expressed their interest. However, no details have been disclosed regarding the selection of the engineering consultant.
In July 2015, Joule Africa partnered with equity investment manager African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM) to fund the development.
On January 13, 2017, Joule Africa and Republic of Cameroon and Energy of Cameroon (ENEO) signed an agreement for the project.
The project involves the construction of an 850MW hydroelectric power plant on Katsina-Ala River in Menchum division, north of Bamenda, Cameroon.
The US$1,500 million project includes the following:
1. Construction of a 485MW power plant under the first phase
2. Construction of a 94m concrete face dam
3. Construction of a spillway structure
4. Construction of an intake of 250 upstream
5. Construction of a headrace channel
6. Construction of a tailrace
7. Installation of a penstock
8. Construction of a powerhouse
9. Construction of a substation transformer
10. Installation of turbines and generators
11. Laying of transmission lines
12. Laying of access roads
13. Construction of related facilities
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