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EGENCO, with funding from the Millennium Challenge Corporation USA, through MCA-Malawi, is rehabilitating, upgrading and modernizing Nkula A Hydropower Plant. The objective of this project is to modernize, rehabilitate and upgrade the existing Hydropower Plant from the current 24 Megawatts (MW) to 36 MW adding an additional 12 MW to the grid.
The contract for the rehabilitation, upgrading and modernization of the Power Plant was awarded to Andritz Hydro of Austria in a joint venture with Mota Engil of Portugal on September 29, 2015 to the tune of US$45 Million. According the contractor's work schedule, design work and manufacturing of equipment was undertaken between October 2015 and February, 2017. The actual work on the ground at Nkula Power Station commenced in February 2017.