The scope of the contract includes the design, manufacturing, supervision, installation, commissioning and testing of three 90MW Francis turbine-generator sets, a 5MW Bulb turbine-generator set, and related equipment for the project, which is to be built on the Naoua falls over Sassandra River.

Alstom’s hydro industrial site in Tianjin City, China will manufacture all the equipment for the project, which will have an average annual output of 1,100GWh. The project construction will drive the local economy and create jobs opportunities.

Alstom Renewable Power president Jerome Pecresse said the latest contract award further reinforces its leading position in the African hydropower market.

"Thanks to its cutting edge technology and long standing expertise in hydro power, Alstom has been playing a major role in Africa’s power development plan, through key recent projects such as Bujagali’s 250 MW hydropower plant in Uganda, or Grand Renaissance’s 3000 MW project in Ethiopia," added Pecresse.

Image: Hydro Francis turbine Alstom. Photo: courtesy of Alstom.