Song Loulou is a 396MW hydro power project. It is located on Sanaga river/basin in Centre, Cameroon. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 1977 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1981.
|Project Type||Total Capacity (MW)||Active Capacity (MW)||Pipeline Capacity (MW)||Project Status||Project Location||Project Developer||Hydropower||396||396||–||Active||Centre, Cameroon||Webuild|
The project was developed by Webuild and is currently owned by Eneo Cameroon.
The hydro reservoir capacity is 10 million cubic meter. The net head of the project is 39.2m. The total number of penstocks, pipes or long channels that carry water down from the hydroelectric reservoir to the turbines inside the actual power station, are 8 in number. The penstock length is 4m. The penstock diameter is 6.4m. Song Loulou underwent through rehabilitation & modernization during 1995-2008. The project generated 2,356 GWh of electricity.
The project construction commenced in 1977 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1981.
Andritz Hydro was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 8 units of francis turbines, each with 49.5MW nameplate capacity.
Webuild SpA (Webuild), formerly Salini Impregilo SpA, is a heavy construction contractor. It specializes in executing large and complex projects. The company offers design, engineering and construction services for dams, hydroelectric plants, canals, railways, metros, bridges, roads, motorways, civil and industrial buildings and airports. It also executes underground works, and civil engineering works for waste-to-energy plants and environmental protection projects. The company also carries out concessions activities related to motorways, metros and car parks. Webuild primarily serves water, renewable energy, transport and urban infrastructure sectors. It has operations in several countries across Europe, North America, Latin America, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Oceania. Webuild is headquartered in Milan, Italy.
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