At a glance
> Reservoir : 27,8 hm3 - 421 ha
>  Main dam : 1455m long - 14m high
> Design flow of the power plant : 980 m3/s
> Installed capacity : 420 MW (7 x 60 MW)
> Commissioning by 2022

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Nachtigal Amont: New milestone reached with the signature of a letter of intent between the State of Cameroon, ENEO, SONATREL and NHPC regarding the hydroelectric project's main contracts

05-06-17 17:37

The Minister of Water and Energy, Minister of Finance, General Manager of ENEO, General Manager of SONATREL and General Manager of Nachtigal Hydro Power Company (NHPC) have signed this Tuesday 6th June, in the presence of the Prime Minister, Head of Government, M. Philemon Yang, and Jean-Bernard Lévy, CEO of EDF Group, shareholder of NHPC, a Letter of Intent confirming the completion of the negotiations of 4 major contracts within the framework of the Nachtigal amont hydroelectric project.

 Through this signature, the State of Cameroon, ENEO, SONATREL and NHPC formalize their agreement in principal of the terms of the Power Purchase Agreement, Connection Agreement to the electricity transmission network, Dispatch Agreement of electricity and Commitment Agreement, establishing in particular the respective role of each party in the project. 

This signature marks an important step in the implementation of the Nachtigal amont project, listed on the Electricity Sector Master Plan. It allows the launch of the detailed review of the project and its contracts by the future lenders, as part of the process to reach financial close by end of 2017.

As a reminder, Nachtigal Amont is a large-scale hydroelectric project developed by Nachtigal Hydro Power Company, a company created in 2016, whose shareholders are the State of Cameroon (30%), International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank Group (30%) and Electricité De France International (40%), for the construction of a dam, a 420MW hydro powerplant on the Sanaga river and a 225kV electricity transmission line. The hydroelectric facility will produce on average 2,9 TWh thanks to the regulation of the flows by Mbakaou and Lom Pangar reservoirs. The future installation will cover the electricity needs of 30% of Cameroon’s households. NHPC had signed on April 20th 2017 with the Ministry of Water and Energy, a concession agreement for the generation of electricity for a period of 35 years.

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