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    Chinese-owned cement plant to provide 50 MW electricity to Angolan public grid

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    cement plantThe cement plant of the China International Fund group (CIF) in Luanda will provide 50 megawatts of electricity to the Angolan public grid, under a presidential order authorizing the purchase of energy. The power purchase agreement would be valid for ten years. The CIF Luanda plant has two production lines, each with a capacity of 5,000tons per day, with a projected annual output of 3.6 million tons of clinker and 4 million tons of Portland cement. The plant, located in the municipality of Bom Jesus, had allowed Angola to reach cement production of 8 million tons per year. The government of Angola is working on several projects that will increase national electricity production, including construction of two dams by Brazilian construction company Odebrecht. The future Soyo combined-cycle plant, the construction of which is the responsibility of the China Machinery Engineering Corporation (CMEC) and that will cost the Angolan state more than US$900 million, will provide electricity to the capital, Luanda, and north of Angola from 2017 onwards.

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