Cameroon's Douala and Yaoundé electricity networks set for a revamp

Contract awarded to MBH Power Limited to complete the project.

By Chriselle Moraes on
8th June 2022

Douala and Yaoundé electricity networks in Cameroon are on track for renovation, following a contract awarded to MBH Power Limited, a Tolaram Group of Companies member. MBH Power provides energy services to utilities, commercial and institutional marketplaces. Mbemi Nyaknga, general manager of the Société Nationale de Transport de l’Electricité (SONATREL) said MBH Power focuses on EPC solutions in transmission and distribution, metering and energy audit, and turnkey solutions in conventional and non-conventional power generation. 

The contract is valued at US$17 million, excluding VAT. MBH Power design, supply and assemble high voltage substations around Yaoundé and Douala, in south Cameroon. The project is expected to last for less than 12 months. The World Bank will support the project.

The Doula project is expected to improve the electricity network by creating a 225kV and 90kV loop running through the city. This should help reduce dependency on thermal electricity production, provide a steady source of electricity and prevent voltage drops.

The Yaoundé project comprises of the construction of Edéa-Nkolkoumou and Nkolkoumou-Nyom 2 interconnection link of a double line of 400kV. It will create a loop of 225kV and 90kV constructed around the city to ensure a stable electricity supply and avoid voltage drops. 

ENEO Cameroon, producer and distributor of electricity in the country, has emphasized the depletion of existing transmission and distribution networks, which further exacerbates the electricity supply problems. This project could help prevent the loss of 40% of produced energy by making use of better technologies.

Photo: Electricity Network with High Voltage Electric Power Cables - Stock Image (Lcswart | Dreamstime)

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