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EDC to audit the safety of four reservoir dams, some of which are over 30 years old

EDC to audit the safety of four reservoir dams, some of which are over 30 years old

Paru le jeudi, 30 septembre 2021 02:42

The Electricity Development Corporation (EDC), which manages water storage for electricity generation in Cameroon, is seeking a consultant to assess the safety of the Bamendjin, Mape, Mbakaou and Lom Pangar dams. "This operation will provide updated and reliable information on the safety status of these facilities, most of which are more than 30 years old. The consultant will define an action program to be carried out in terms of in-depth studies or works to ensure their safety," explains EDC.

For the Bamendjing (1974), Mape (1988) and Mbakaou (1969) dams, which are all more than 30 years old, the audit will consist in analyzing existing data and comparing them with the safety standards required for such infrastructures. The expert will make recommendations for the implementation of emergency works to ensure the safety of the dams, and train EDC personnel for better maintenance and operation.

As for the Lom Pangar dam, the most recent (2016), the expert will have to set up a "five-year review of the dam's safety, with recommendations for emergency interventions.”

In 2020, EDC was selected to manage the reservoir dams built on the Sanaga River, the longest river in Cameroon. The plan to secure these dams is part of the World Bank-funded Sanaga Hydropower Development Technical Assistance Project.

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