Caculo Cabaca is a 2,172MW hydro power project. It is planned on Kwanza river/basin in Lunda Norte, Angola. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently at the under construction stage. It will be developed in multiple phases. The project construction is likely to commence in 2017 and is expected to enter into commercial operation in 2024. Buy the profile here.

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The project is being developed by China Gezhouba Group and Ministry of Energy and Water, Angola. The project is currently owned by China Gezhouba Group with a stake of 100%.

Caculo Cabaca is a run-of-river project. The hydro reservoir capacity is planned to be 440 million cubic meter. The gross head of the project will be 215m. The project is expected to generate 8,123 GWh of electricity.

The Caculo Cabaca (Caculo Cabaca - Main Plant) has 4 electric generators that will be installed at the Caculo Cabaca (Caculo Cabaca - Main Plant) site.

Development status

The project construction is expected to commence from 2017. Subsequent to that it will enter into commercial operation by 2024.

Contractors involved

Caculo Cabaca (Caculo Cabaca - Main Plant) will be equipped with Voith Hydro Holding francis turbines. The phase consists of 4 turbines with 530MW nameplate capacity.

China Gezhouba Group is expected to perform operations and maintenance for the hydro power project for a period of 4 years.

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About China Gezhouba Group

China Gezhouba Group Co Ltd (CGGC) is an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) company. It offers a wide range of services including dredging, foundation works, building construction, engineering survey, designing and construction. The company carries out power construction, equipment installation, water engineering, airport and port projects, municipal projects, real estate, equipment manufacturing, investment and financing, and planning and design activities. CGGC develops hydroelectric plants, power plants, ports, roads, railways, and industrial, commercial, civil and municipal buildings. The company operates along with its subsidiaries and affiliates in China and carries out projects internationally across South Asia, South East Asia, the Middle East, Latin America, Oceania and Africa. CGGC is headquartered in Wuhan, Hubei, China.

About Ministry of Energy and Water, Angola

Ministry of Energy and Water, Angola (MINEA) is the Auxiliary Ministerial Department of the President of the Republic, Angola. The department proposes the formulation, conduct, execution and control of the executive's policy in the areas of energy, water and sanitation. It is responsible for the implementation of the energy and water policy, proposing and promoting the national policy of electrification, promoting the development of human resources in the field of energy, water and sanitation, promoting the general use of water resources, their protection and conservation, as well as water supply and sanitation policy, and licensing the operation of energy services and installations, hydraulic facilities, water supply and sanitation systems. MINEA is headquartered in Luanda, Angola.

This content was updated on 10 November 2023

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