(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.
Editor: William Clegg