According to the bank website, the project entails the design, construction, and operation of Kinguélé Aval hydropower plant, with an estimated installed capacity of 34.1 MW and net annual gross output of 203 GWh. The project will be located c. 90 km from Libreville on the Mbei River, located next to the Monts de Cristal (Estuaire region, North - West of Gabon). Two hydro dams, built upstream in the Mbei Valley, are regulating the river namely Kinguélé Amount (57.6 MW), 10km upstream and Tchimbélé (68MW), 50km upstream. All electricity generated by the Project is expected to be sold to the Government of Gabon (“GoG”) on a Take or Pay basis.
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