Uganda 200 MW Karuma Hydroelectric Power Station - Details on ZAWYA MENA Edition
added on: 11 June 2019

Uganda 200 MW Karuma Hydroelectric Power Station

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Background

The 600Mw Karuma HPP is located on the Nile River in Kyandongo District in mid-northern Uganda, 110km downstream of Lake Kyoga, and 270km from Kampala the Capital of Uganda. Upon completion, it would be the largest power-generating installation in the country. The hydroelectric project was jointly developed by Uganda’s Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development (MEMD) and Uganda Electricity Generation Company Limited (UEGCL). AF - Consult Switzerland Ltd is the project consultant. Sinohydro is project EPC contractor. The project can be dated back to 1995 when Uganda government showed the interest and in 2009 the project was expanded and then cancelled. In 2012 feasibility study was performed again and in August 2013 the construction work started. In March 2015, Sinohydro, the lead contractor on the project, contracted with Alstom to provide equipment and technical services to the power station. The power station is expected to be commissioned in December 2018. The project is expected to be completed in July 2019.
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