Luime is a 330MW hydro power project. It is planned on Kwanza river/basin in Angola. The project is currently in permitting stage. It will be developed in single phase. The project construction is likely to commence in 2023 and is expected to enter into commercial operation in 2026.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 330 330 Permitting Angola COBA


The project is being developed and currently owned by COBA.

The hydro reservoir capacity is planned to be 185 million cubic meter. The gross head of the project will be 43m. The project is expected to generate 1,500 GWh of electricity. The project cost is expected to be around $610.517m.

Development Status

The project construction is expected to commence from 2023. Subsequent to that it will enter into commercial operation by 2026.

About COBA

COBA SA (COBA) is an engineering and environmental consultant company that offers management and construction supervision services. It develops studies and designs and provides assistance in management and construction supervision. COBA activities include distribution of drinking water and water for irrigation, potable water and wastewater treatment, irrigation and drainage networks, rural development, road and rail infrastructures, geotechnical works and environmental impact studies. The company caters to dams, hydropower projects, agronomy, transportation infrastructures, tunnels and other sectors. COBA is headquartered in Lisbon, Portugal.


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