Two hydro power plants are set to be constructed in Gabon following a signed concession agreement between the Gabonese Strategic Investment Fund (FGIS), the pan-African industrial group Eranove and the government of Gabon.
Serge Thierry Mickoto, director and general manager of the FGIS, confirmed the news and said that they are delighted with the progress of these water and electricity projects carried out as part of their consortium with the Eranove group.
“One of the objectives of the Gabonese Economic Recovery Plan is to strengthen the supply of electricity by making it more accessible, available and sustainable. Improving water supply and the quality of these services to citizens is a significant element in the implementation of the Gabon Vision 2025 programme,” said Thierry Mickoto.
Water treatment and supply plant
The two hydro power plants namely Ngoulmendjim (73MW) and Dibwangui (15MW), respectively will be developed by project companies, Asokh Energie and Louetsi Hydro.
The agreement also constitutes the production of drinking water- that is the Orélo drinking water treatment and supply plant located in the Estuary province. The contract covers the financing, design, construction, operation and maintenance of a new drinking water production unit with a production capacity of 140,000 m3 per day.
The Orélo project aims to improve the drinking water supply in Libreville and its surroundings by increasing the production capacity corresponding to the consumption of more than 600,000 people, in order to meet the ever-increasing demand of the population.