The time schedule was challenging from the very beginning of the project, with the hydraulic development completed within the first four months and the site delivery of the embedded parts started in 2014. A complex sourcing concept was employed to fulfil the very demanding delivery schedule, expediting shop assemblies and functional inspections at the workshops.
After a commissioning phase of two months and successful first synchronization of unit #1 the inauguration ceremony took place in the presence of President José Eduardo dos Santos on August 4th, 2017. Commissioning of the remaining units is being conducted at two-monthly intervals. All six main units will be in commercial operation by mid-2018. With a total capacity of 2,070 MW, HPP Laúca will produce approximately 8,600 GWh of renewable energy per year – enough to supply about 8 mio. Angolan households – making a significant contribution to the fast growing demand of the country.