Construction of the 40-year old abandoned Mambilla hydropower project in Nigeria will commence before the end of 2020. Nigeria’s Minister of Energy, Sale Mamman revealed the report and said that the dispute blocking the development is almost resolved. “The case is almost closed. The Attorney-General Abubakar Malami is in the process of finalising the terms of the agreement. This outcome will allow work to begin on the hydroelectric project,” he said. Sunrise Power and Transmission is behind this legal twist.
The Nigerian company has filed a lawsuit against the Nigerian federal government before the Commercial Court in Paris. This legal action follows the cancellation in 2007 of its contract in favour of the Chinese companies Sinohydro and China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC). Sunrise Power is therefore claiming damages of US $2.3bn from the government.
Source: Construction Review