24 April, 2002 – Alstom has been selected by the Zambian utility ZESCO to undertake the complete rehabilitation of the Victoria Falls Power Station. The contract value is approximately €39m.
The Victoria Falls Power Station, owned and operated by ZESCO, is situated on the Zambezi river, close to Livingstone and within the UNESCO World Heritage Site. It comprises three stations: Station A, outdoor type with 4 units of 2 MW each; Station B, underground type with 6 units of 10 MW each; Station C, outdoor type with 4 units of 10 MW each.
Under the terms of the contract, Alstom will provide both equipment and services for the turnkey rehabilitation of all three stations and the associated high voltage switchyard. The equipment, including turbines, generators and electrical Balance of Plant will be supplied from Alstom’s hydro facilities in France and Spain.
A novel feature of the project is that Station A will be converted to a working open-public museum and the implementation of this project is also included in Alstom’s contract.