The Nam Ngum III and IV schemes tie in with an ambitious national programme to boost hydropower production, which the Laotian government intends to make a cornerstone of the country’s economic development.
A historical leader in the field, Artelia designs dams and hydropower development projects along with the associated structures (locks, canals, tunnels, irrigation areas).
As such, the Group is one of the world’s top 20 engineering firms with regard to hydropower dams.
Artelia works on both the design of new schemes and the rehabilitation of existing structures, and also has experience of smaller projects such as micro-hydropower plants.
Artelia was awarded a strategic contract of the Consultancy Services Hydro Power Plants Executive Authority of the Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy in Egypt, providing Owner’s Engineer services for a new pumped storage power plant, Attaqa Mountain in Suez, Egypt.
This technical assistance forms part of a huge rural electrification programme implemented by ADER. In this precise case, SHER is assisting ADER with the implementation of three regional power distribution concession contracts in the region of Sava.
Rehabilitation of the hydropower plant involving the replacement of the existing unit by a new system.
CNR has bought La Sarenne, the company holding the concession to develop and exploit the Sarenne falls. CNR has commissioned Artelia to carry out a technical expert appraisal in order to optimise the scheme.
The Rusumo Falls hydropower scheme, which is financed by the World Bank, is set to generate 430 GWh per year, to be shared between the three contributing countries (Rwanda, Tanzania and Burundi).