Cameroon has decided to finalize the contract for management of the construction project 56-MW Lom Pangar hydroelectric project across the Sanaga River Basin to French company Coyne et Bellier.
The project budget is estimated to be around 16.0 million USD.
The Lom Pangar project comprises of the construction of the 46-meter-tall Lom Pangar Dam as well as a reservoir of 540 square kilometers which would be capable of storing close to 6 billion cubic meters of water.
The dam, Lom Pangar is being constructed with the motive of not just generating hydro electric power but also so as to curtail flow so as to improve power generation scope in downstream hydro electric projects.
The operations to be undertaken under the contract that was signed by the Cameroon utility Electricity Development Corp., earlier this week the French company is expected to conduct detailed site investigations, monitor supply and installation of hydroelectric equipment and manage project construction.