Trusted partnership: Liberian hydropower plant operator counts again on the training offer of Voith HydroSchool

  • Practical training during the Voith HydroSchool at the Mount Coffee hydropower plant in Liberia.
  • Liberia Electricity Corporation invests in additional training for their employees and trusts a second time in the training program of Voith
  • One of the largest individual trainings in the history of Voith HydroSchool
  • Further important contribution to the economical and cultural exchange with Liberia

HEIDENHEIM, Germany. The technology group Voith and the Liberian energy company Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC) have intensified their cooperation. Both parties agreed lately to continue the training of the Mount Coffee hydropower plant staff in Liberia. Already in 2016, the first 20 employees successfully completed the Voith HydroSchool training in the course of a plant modernization including different theoretical and practical phases. Lately, 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, which have been executed since the beginning of the technology group’s worldwide training program. "Voith stands for the relation between technology development and professional training of people in order to support the economic and social development of Africa and to reduce the worldwide CO2 emission at the same time", says Heike Bergmann, Senior Vice President Sales Africa at Voith Hydro. "The cooperation with the Liberia Electricity Corporation at the hydropower plant Mount Coffee is a great example for this paradigm."

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