The Memvé’élé dam, under construction in the South-Cameroon region for 4 years now, was impounded on 16 August 2016, we learned from official sources. This operation, which characterises the start of the dam filling, will mainly enable the constructor and other managers of the project, to evaluate how the different components of this energy infrastructure function as the reservoir fills up.
To date, we learn from the project management, the construction works for the Memvé’élé dam have been completed at 92%. Starting from June 2017, period scheduled for its commissioning, this energy structure will emit 200 MW, which will be added to the interconnected Southern network, thereby contributing to the reduction of the deficit in electricity production from which Cameroon is afflicted.
An infrastructure built by Sinohydro, for a total of FCfa 420 billion, the Memvé’élé dam was mainly financed through a loan from Eximbank China, with approximately FCfa 243 billion, against FCfa 112 billion from AfDB and FCfa 65 billion from the State of Cameroon.