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Caculo Cabaça hydropower plant, Angola

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23rd February 2024

By: Sheila Barradas

Creamer Media Research Coordinator & Senior Deputy Editor

     

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Name of the Project
Caculo Cabaça hydropower plant.

Location
On the Kwanza river, in the province of Kwanza Norte, in Angola.

Project Owner/s
Angola’s Ministry of Energy and Water.

Project Description
The project involves the construction of a large-scale hydropower plant with a total capacity of 2 172 MW.

The plant will comprise the installation of four 530 MW Francis turbines, an additional Francis turbine with an output of 52 MW, generators, and control and auxiliary systems.

The electricity generated at the plant will be evacuated through a 400 kW power transmission line. Following the commissioning of the power plant, about two-thirds of Angolan energy will be derived from hydropower.

Potential Job Creation
During the main construction period, about 7 000 jobs will be created for workers in the region.

Capital Expenditure
$4.53-billion.

Planned Start/End Date
The project is expected to be completed in 2026.

Latest Developments
None stated.

Key Contracts, Suppliers and Consultants
Voith (equipment).

Contact Details for Project Information
Angola’s Ministry of Energy and Water, tel +244 222 33 78 36.

Edited by Martin Zhuwakinyu
Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor

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