The Energy group, MBH Power Limited has successfully concluded a World Bank sponsored ‘Liberia Accelerated Electricity Expansion Project (LACEEP) and LACEEP Additional Financing project in Liberia.’
With funding from the World Bank, the LACEEP AF project was signed with the Liberian Government in 2017, amended in 2018 followed by implementation in 2019.
Speaking at a program marking the official closure of the project, Thursday, October 20, 2022 at D’Calabash Bar and Restaurant in Congo Town, MBH Power Limited Environmental Social Health and Safety Manager, Jesse Z. Segbo disclosed the completion of five power sub-stations, with locations in Paynesville, Gardnersville, Stockton Creek, Virginia and Klay in Bomi County.
Mr. Segbo maintained under the watchful eyes of the MBH Power, contractors that were hired by the Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC) also completed transmission lines from Paynesville to Gardnersville; Gardnersville to Stockton Creek; Bushrod Island to Virginia, outside Monrovia and from Virginia to Klay in Bomi County.
He added, “As far as the Distribution phase is concerned, MBH Power Limited – Liberia completed MV-250 Transformers installations; MV-Conductor / Line 400 Km; LV – AB Cable stringing 500 Km; as well as planted a total electrical poles of 17,200 and street lights installed totaling 1,500.”
“As for customers connected, 51400 were connected to the grid, through the meter system, MBH Power Limited – Liberia was able to cover the following areas, including Garnerville Township, Barnersville Township, Clara Town, New Georgia, Diggsville, Caldwell, Virginia, Bomi County and Grand Cape Mount County,” he said.
Earlier giving the project closure formalities, LACEEP AF Project Coordinator, Jose Miguel thanked his team and partners for the successful completion of the project which he described as a milestone achievement for Liberians and the country at large.
He said though there were some challenges along the way; they were able to overcome said obstacles through the help and collaboration of the LEC, the World Bank and contractors who he said worked tirelessly during the implementation of the project.
Mr. Miguel added, “Today, we are happy because it was not easy from the beginning but with the help of my team, contractors and even the sub-contractors, we were able to reach our goals and successfully implement this project and have now put enough smiles on the faces of Liberians.”
For his part, MBH Power Limited CEO, who could not hold back his joy over the successful completion of the project commended the Liberian government through the LEC and World Bank for entrusting his company in making sure Liberia once again gets access to affordable and stable electricity.
He added that with support from the World Bank, his team in collaboration with the LEC was able to connect 51,400 homes across Montserrado, Bomi and Grand Cape Mount Counties as well as other parts of Liberia.
He also named the installation and construction of 5 substations and 250 transformers including the finishing of 4 transmission lines as well as planting of 17200 electrical poles and the installation of 1500 streetlights among others as major work being done under the project.
It can be recalled that MBH Power Limited a total energy solutions company that provides world-class services to meet the growing demand of the power sector in emerging markets have been in Liberia and worked on the Liberia Accelerated Electricity Expanded Project (LACEEP) and LACEEP Additional Financing (AF) projects six years ago.
Additionally, MBH also completed the Monrovia Consolidation of Electricity Transmissions and Distribution Project also funded by the European Union (EU) for the Liberian People.
In 2018, the Liberian Government signed a Transmission and Distribution contract with the Delegation of the European Union (EU) to Liberia, MBH Power Limited and Intec-Gopa to design and build 66KV over headlines and extension of existing 66/22/0.400KV power lines.
Additionally, it was intended to help Monrovia to absorb more electricity from the Mount Coffee Hydro Plant to be transmitted to substations on Bushrod Island, New Kru Town, Capitol Hill, Congo Town and Paynesville.
The Monrovia Consolidation of Electricity Transmissions and Distribution Project was said to have had a 24-month duration. A similar project was implemented under the 9th EDF for the electricity grids.
Under the two programmes, the EU earmarked and invested approximately €100 million Euros into Liberia’s energy sector. And in collaboration with the EU, the National Authorizing Office (NAO) Unit of the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning monitors the project to manage, coordinate, programme and oversee the EU-funded projects in Liberia.
Notably, one of the companies the Government of Liberia contracted through the Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC) is MBH Power Limited – Liberia. MBH Power Limited also focuses on EPC solutions in Transmission and Distribution, Metering & Energy Audit and Turnkey solutions in Conventional & Non-Conventional Power Generation.
MBH Power Limited is said to have also embarked on development of a 300 MW Independent Power Producer project in Nigeria. They are also a member of the Tolaram Group of companies that has been in business for more than 60 years.
MBH Power was also incorporated as a Limited Company to provide premium services to the energy sector of the country and commenced operations in the year 2004.
Also expanding its international footprints, established through power contracts and supplies since its inception, today MBH is spread over Nigeria, Ghana, India, Tanzania, Liberia, Niger, Uganda, Rwanda, Zambia, Gambia, Cameroon, UAE and Singapore.
With the foundation of its rich experience, MBH Power today is heading towards exploring opportunities to enlighten future generations.
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