When completed the substation estimated at $20 million is expected to provide electricity to western Liberia and parts of Sierra Leone.
Speaking to reporters on Wednesday after a guided tour of the construction site, the site manager of the JV Sieyuan & NEIE Construction Company, Daniel Zhang, said the project which started in September 2018 is expected to last for one year.
Mr. Zhang, a Chinese national, assured Liberians that the company will exert all efforts to ensure that at the end of 2019 the project is fully completed.
Engineer Zhang disclosed that their company was only contracted to build the facility, saying the wiring and other works will be done by a different company after they complete the structure of the building.
According to the manager, the substation has the capacity to generate 110 Kilo Volts of electric power, noting that it will be huge electrical current for the people of western Liberia.
According to Zhang ten Chinese engineers along with 27 Liberian contractors are implementing the project.
The JV Sieyuan & NEIE Construction Company has been contracted to construct four substations in Liberia, Mr. Zhang confirmed.
The four substations are the Mount Coffee Substations in Montserrado County, the Buchanan Substation in Grand Bassa County, Yekepa Substation in Nimba County and the Mano Rural Electrification substation in Grand Cape Mount County.
The ongoing Rural Electrification Substation project in Dindinor Town, Tewor District is a brain child of the West African Power Pool (WAPP) established in 1999 by the Twenty-Second Summit of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government.
The project will help reduce the cost of electricity supply at the utility level for Liberia and Sierra Leone and increase the amount of electricity traded among all the participating countries.
It will also help increase the technical integration of the WAPP network.