China Gezhouba Group Company (CGGC) has been selected to carry out the Chollet hydroelectric dam project which includes the construction of a 600-megawatt hydroelectric dam on Dja River, a stream in the west-central Africa region that forms part of the border of Cameroon and the Republic of Congo, & associated power lines.
The Chinese construction and engineering company based in Wuhan, Hubei was selected following the restricted international call for tenders n ° 00000008/19 / AOIR / MINEE-MEH / DPC of December 19, 2019.
Implementation of the project
According to the press release publishing the results and signed by Ministers Gaston Eloundou Essomba and Serge Blaise Zoniaba respectively Minister of Water and Energy of Cameroon and Minister of Energy and Hydraulics of Congo, the project will be carried in three phases/stages.
In the first stage, CGGC will carry out studies concerning the dam, a power plant, substations, and associated lines as well as access routes to the site by the two countries and environmental and social impact.
The second stage will be the construction of the dam, the power plant and related works, substations and associated lines, and access roads to the site in the two countries. The environmental and social management and capacity building and skills transfer will also be carried out in this phase.
The last stage concerns the commissioning and operation of the project and the signing of the project agreement.
This project will be implemented on a build–operate–transfer (BOT) or rather build–own–operate–transfer (BOOT) model at an approximated cost of between US$ 648 and US$ 1.2bn.