Alstom teams up with Sinohydro in Ivory Coast

Alstom Hydro China and Sinohydro have joined forces for the second time in Africa, as the French firm has signed a deal with the Chinese to equip the 270 MW Soubre hydropower project in Ivory Coast.

The French firm will provide three 90 MW Francis turbine-generator sets, one 5MW Bulb turbine-generator set and related equipment for the scheme on the Naoua Falls on Sassandra river.

Soubre hydropower project
The deal with China’s Sinohydro Corporation covers design and manufacturing of the gear, supervision of installation, commissioning, testing and site services.

Manufacturing will be carried out at Alstom’s hydro-industrial site in China’s Tianjin city, the company said.

Soubre is the second cooperation between Alstom (Euronext: ALO) Hydro China and Sinohydro (SSE: 601669) after the Bui project in Ghana, which features three 133MW units.

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