Sahofika Hydropower Proj (DFC-SAHOFIKA)

  • Madagascar
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Nouvelle Energie Hydroelectrique de l’Onive
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
  • Hydropower
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Amount (USD)
Not Disclosed
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ DFC website

Updated in EWS Aug 22, 2020

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Project Description

According to bank documents, the Project involves the construction and operation of a 192 MW hydropower facility on the Onive River. The Project’s main components will include a 57 m high concrete dam with 396 m crest length and a 35 m high embankment saddle dam, with a 230 m crest length forming a 124 million m3 storage reservoir. The proposed design includes a 4 km long intake headrace tunnel and approximately 2 km penstocks. The powerhouse will be equipped with 6 vertical axis Pelton turbines under approximately 700 m of head, which will produce an estimated 1670 GWh annually. The Project also includes rehabilitation and construction of approximately 110 km of access roads and construction of a 74 km 220kV transmission line.

Investment Description
  • US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC)
Contact Information

Address: Bâtiment C1, Business Park, Antananarivo 101, Madagascar
Telephone: (+261) 020 22 207 58
Point of Contact: Mr. Didier Payerne / Ms. Aro Ratovonomenjanahary