183MW Uganda Isimba Hydro Power Project - Details on ZAWYA MENA Edition
added on: 07 January 2019

183MW Uganda Isimba Hydro Power Project



Uganda Electricity Generation Company Ltd planned to develop 183MW Uganda Isimba Hydro Power Project, in Simba Falls, Kamuli, Uganda. China International Water & Electric Corporation was the EPC contractor. Consortium of Fichtner Consulting Engineers and NORPLAN was the feasibility study consultant. Sinohydro Bureau 1 was the sub-contractor responsible for the construction work. The 183MW Isimba Hydro Power Project (HPP) was located 4km downstream of Simba Falls on the River Nile, approximately 50km downstream of the Source of the Nile. The project site was about 21km from Kayunga Town as the nearest town and about 65km from Jinja Town. The Power Station would be installed with four vertical Kaplan turbine generator units with a capacity of 45.8MW per unit, thereby providing a combined installed capacity of 183.2MW. It was the first project undertaken by CWE in Uganda. The construction period lasted for 47 months. The project would greatly ease local power usage and provide convenience for local residents.
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