"FE2" hydroelectric power plant in Gabon

Contract: Technical Assistance for the energy ministry on an EPC contract for the construction of the "FE2" hydroelectric power plant in Gabon

Background

In order to provide long-term and reliable cover for the increasing electrical energy demand, the Gabon government has established a plan to develop the hydro power sector. One significant part of this development plan is the construction of a hydroelectric power plant at the "Chutes de FE2" waterfalls on the Okano river in the Woleu-Ntem province. This should provide power to the Woleu-Ntem province, Ndjolé and the capital city Libreville.

Project

The FE2 waterfall is located on the Okano river to the south east of Mitzic in the province of Woleu-Ntem in north east Gabon. Characteristic for this section of the river are two sequential waterfalls on a stretch of approx. 2,150 m and with a height difference totalling 88 m. The China Gezhouba Group Company Limited (CGGC-Group) are to construct a hydroelectric power station here with a total production capacity of 36 MW. This power is to be produced by three vertical axial Francis turbines, each rated at 12 MW. GAUFF Engineering provided guidance and support to the Gabon energy ministry with the visual inspection and assessment of the proposal and planning documents and the construction contract.

Services

Technical Assistance to support in the form of guidance and checking with regard to the proposal from the Chinese construction company with:

  • Checking the proposal documentation, particularly with regard to the statements pertaining to hydro-geology, geology, planning concept and energy determination.
  • Checking of the construction contract with the CGGC-Group.
  • Checking of the environmental studies
  • Verification of solutions and plans for ancillary works (access road, set-up of camp)
  • Creation of a first test report for the customer.
  • Verification of the data on-site (if required).
  • Creation of a final report for the customer.