Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC) has invested in additional training for their employees at the Mount Coffee hydropower plant, extending their cooperation with the Voith HydroSchool.
Technology group Voith and LEC recently agreed to continue the training of the plant staff following a first round of training back in 2016, where 20 employees successfully completed the Voith HydroSchool training in the course of a plant modernization including different theoretical and practical phases. Recently, a further 24 employees were trained during a three-month program for their individual tasks within the operation and maintenance of the plant.
Overall, the Mount Coffee trainings are one of the largest HydroSchool programs executed since the beginning of the worldwide training program. Built in the 1960s, Mount Coffee is the largest hydropower plant in Liberia with an output of 88MW. Destroyed and plundered during the Liberian civil war, it was put back into operation in 2017 after extensive modernization and increment works. Voith as a project partner delivered new Francis turbines and generators, the control technology as well as electrical and mechanical power plant equipment and qualified the local staff for the operation of the plant.