120 MW turnkey power plant in Cotonou, Benin.
Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor A/S
Engineering and design of reinforced concrete for the Power House, Electrical Annex, Stack Boiler area and various minor structures, main steel structures for the Power House, secondary steel structures for the Power House and Stack Boiler area, cladding envelope for Power House as well as design of road, drainage and sewage.
Procurement and supply of primary/secondary steel, overhead travelling crane for the Power House as well as cladding envelope for the Power House and Electrical Annex roof.
Danish engineering company Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor A/S (BWSC) was in January 2018 awarded a contract to build a high-efficiency 120 MW power plant in Cotonou, Benin. Aqvila subsequently won the design & supply sub-contract for the civil and building works.
The power plant is built on a green field site, approx. 15 km from the city of Cotonou, and consists of a new Power House building, Electrical annex, Stack Boiler area, Radiator cooler area, Gas Metering Area, Facility Building, Workshop Building, Guard House, Switchyard Control Building and in Transformer Area.
The plant is expected to be the most efficient of its type in Western Africa and will provide enough electricity to supply the equivalent of about 300,000 European households.
Aqvila’s works included the detailed design of reinforced concrete sub and superstructures, including 3D modelling of the structures and preparation of bar-bending schedules as well as design, manufacture and supply of steel superstructure and cladding envelope for the various buildings.
Photo is courtesy of BWSC.