EDF signed a development agreement with the Government of Cameroon on 25 June 2021 for a second major hydroelectric project, the Kikot project. The two partners are jointly developing the project. The site, located 60 km north-west of Yaoundé on the Sanaga River, is on the border between the Central and Coastal regions.
Local presence for an environmentally friendly project
The project includes a dam and its water reservoir, as well as a hydroelectric plant. The plant, with a capacity of between 450 and 550 MW, will be the most powerful in Cameroon. The planned schedule is ambitious, aiming for construction to start in 2025 and commissioning in 2029.
A dedicated team from EDF Cameroon is fully engaged in the Kikot project. It is based in a recently opened office closest to the project site, in the community of Evodoula. This allows it to work in close contact with the local population.
As part of carrying out the preliminary design (APS), environmental, societal and technical studies are underway. They will enable us to design a sustainable and efficient project that respects the environment and the people.
Evodoula - Kikot hydroelectric project offices
26 November 2019 Memorandum of Understanding
25 June 2021 Development agreement with the Government of Cameroon
2022 – 2024 Technical and environmental studies; industrial set-up and financial closing
2025 Start of building
2029 Commissioning of the power plant
Read all the news about the Kikot project
Newsletter no. 1 January 2022
Newsletter no. 2 February 2022
Newsletter no. 4 April 2022
Newsletter no. 5 September 2022
Newsletter no. 6 January 2023
Newsletter no. 7 February 2023