Pictures of Ongoing work

The following gallery contains pictures of works as they have progressed during 2017 and 2018.  Please scroll through for scenes of the site.

The sections below contain older pictures from the early phases of the project.

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From January 7, 2016:

Dropping in the first thrust bearing bracket in pit number 3 at the Power House.

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Completed Unit 1 pit, lifting of spillway gates for sand blasting, scaffolding of Power House, completed accommodation on camp, camp Clinic and installed Power House Overhead Crane.

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From October 30, 2015:

Lowering Spillway Stop Log to control the flow of water in preparation of major sand blasting activities at the Gates – by Andritz Hydro GmbH:

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From October 2015:

Major ongoing works in the Powerhouse:

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From September 2015:

Concrete mixer station being erected, Completed camp accommodation, Concrete Mixer, Site clinic nearing completion, soil being loaded for testing, Staff carry out soil testing at the Geo-technical lab on site, some equipment on site, safety around power house:

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From July 2015:

Foundation to super structure – camp accommodation for contractors:

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From June 2015:

Activities of the project have significantly progressed since the end of the Ebola Outbreak. Procurement for the plant construction has been completed, and the project management team (LEC and its Owner’s Engineer, Norplan-Fichtner JV) has been able to finalize project schedules.  Below are pictures of the foundation work for accommodation of Expat at the site, storage area and upgrading of road leading to the site. Other major activities on the site construction works will be documented on this page as it progresses.

Foundation works - new accommodation blocks for Expat Storage area for contractors by the camp Upgrading of site road


Runner for Unit 1 (factory acceptance testing in February 2015) (Voith):

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Turbine shaft (factory acceptance testing in January 2015) (Voith):

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The runner band for Generating Unit 1 (Voith):


The runner blades (Voith):


The guide vanes for Unit 1 (Voith):

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The step-up transformers (October; Voith):

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The windings (October; Voith):

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The manufacturing of spillway stop-logs (Andritz) in October 2014:

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Civil Works:

The on-site rehabilitation works started in January 2014, with the mobilization of Dawnus International Ltd., the Enabling Works contractor.  Below are a selection of pictures of the Enabling Works activities, which were concluded in September 2014.

From July 2014:


The Irish Crossing constructed near the powerhouse to protect the cofferdams during heavy rains.


The downstream cofferdam.

From May 2014:


Aerial view of cleared intake structure, powerhouse, and cofferdams which enabled dewatering of the powerhouse (credit Airmed Liberia).


Aerial view of the advanced camp: site accommodations and offices (credit: Airmed Liberia).


Aerial view showing upstream cofferdam and spillway (credit Airmed Liberia).

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Work crew preparing the cofferdam foundation (May 2014).

From February 2014:

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De-watering of the powerhouse is underway.

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Water is being pumped from the tailrace channel/powerhouse side to the other side of the temporary dyke, which also serves as a bridge between the two sides of the tailrace channel.

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This is another view of the temporary dyke.

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In this picture the advanced camp for contractors and workers is being set up.

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Construction of the upstream coffer dam.

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A closer view of the upstream coffer dam construction.

On January 25, 2014, the President of the Republic of Liberia, Her Excellency Madam Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, officially launched the Mt. Coffee Hydropower Rehabilitation Project in the powerhouse in Harrisburg Township.  Below are some pictures of the event.

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The entrance of the powerhouse

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A bush devil performs in front of local school children.

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Inside the powerhouse was made safe in preparation for the event

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Her Excellency President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf arrives

President confers with Minister Sendolo

The President confers with her Minister for Lands, Mines and Energy, Hon. Patrick Sendolo.

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The President delivers the keynote speech.

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The President holds the PIU Project Director to task.

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The audience of the event.

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The President unveils a drawing depicting the future completion of the hydropower plant.

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The completed plant.

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The Project Implementation Unit team.