Freetown - Two weeks after signing a Memorandum of Understanding with the Government of Sierra Leone, Joule Africa, the emerging markets alternative energy developer, has appointed Lahmeyer International, a European engineering firm, to undertake feasibility studies for the second phase of development for the Bumbuna hydroelectric facilities. The Lahmeyer team arrived in Freetown THIS WEEK to start on an initial pre-feasibility study which will take up to six months. Lahmeyer International has a long-standing reputation of working successfully in Africa and extensive experience designing hydroelectric plants across the world. The firm previously worked in Sierra Leone in 1996 undertaking a Power Sector Master Plan for the government. This report included a survey of a number of possible hydroelectric sites, including Bumbuna and the subsequent phases for its development.
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