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Swansea-headquartered construction group Dawnus has won a contract worth almost £40m for works at a hydroelectric plant in Liberia.

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DAWNUS Wins £40M Liberian Hydroelectric Contract

June 15, 2015


The Mount Coffee Hydroelectric Power Plant was built in the 1960s, damaged during Liberia's civil war and has been unable to generate power since the 1990s.

The main civil works package includes the reconstruction and rehabilitation of the main dam, powerhouse, spillway and intake, as well as infrastructure and road works. It is valued at $62m (£38.8m).

In 2014, Dawnus completed a $13m scheme to enable further development.

The new project will bring the plant back into use generating electricity to Liberia’s capital city, Monrovia, and the surrounding areas. Work will start in September 2015 and is scheduled for completion by 2017.

Dawnus International's managing director Bob Kottler said: "We are very proud to be part of this important project. Liberia's electricity grid was almost entirely destroyed during the civil war, and the development will bring enormous benefits to the country."

The company has completed more than £300m of projects in Sierra Leone, Senegal and Liberia since 2010.

Source: By Insider Media Limited

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