MoEMD – Isimba Hydroelectric Power Plant 183.2 MW – Uganda - Project Profile
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The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development (MoEMD) is undertaking the construction of hydroelectric power plant project in Kamuli, Uganda.
The project involves the construction of run-of-river 183.2MW hydroelectric power plant over 2,865 ha.
The project includes the construction of a dam, a power house, spillway, a substation, and a pen-stock, the installation of turbines, generators, and transformers and the laying of transmission lines.
MoEMD awarded a US$3.8 million contract to a joint venture of Fichtner GMBH and NORPLAN to carry out feasibility studies for the development of the hydropower project.
The services which Norplan will provide our design and specification of the dam, geotechnical engineering, mechanical design and specification of the power station, electrical design and specification of the power station, design and specification of substations, economic and financial analysis as well as input to the environmental and social impact assessment study and resettlement action plan.
The local Ugandan company, Kagga, and Partners will be sub-consultant to the joint venture.
On July 30, 2013, China International Water & Electric Corporation (CWEC) was appointed as the construction contractor for the project.
The Chinese government and China's Exim Bank has agreed to fund the project.
On October 5, 2013, ground breaking ceremony was held for the project.
On October 13, 2013, a foundation stone laid at the site marking the beginning of construction of the project.
In March 2015, the Parliament of Uganda approved $482.5million loan from the Exim Bank at 2% annual interest repayable over 20 years and the remaining US$107 million will be provided by the Uganda government.
In August 2015, Umeme signed a Power Sales Agreement (PSA) with Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited (UETCL) and Uganda Electricity Generation Company Ltd (UEGCL) to distribute the electricity from the project after the completion of the project.
In January 2016, SMEC was appointed as the project manager, which will act as Project Management Consultant, and will assist UEGCL in overseeing the performance of various contractors, including the Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) Contractor and Owner’s Engineer.
In April 2016, CWEC is in the process of appointing a Universal valves and accessories supplier and technical service provider for the 42 km 132 kV transmission line project and has issued a tender with a deadline of May 17, 2016.
On July 13, 2016, CWEC issued tenders for appointing a power cables and accessories supplier for the 42km, 132kV transmission line project and has issued a tender for the same with a deadline of August 2, 2016.
Construction activities are underway and are scheduled to complete by August 2018.
The project involves the construction of a run-of-river 183.2MW hydroelectric power plant in Kamuli, Uganda.
The US$570 million project includes the following:
1. Construction of a powerhouse
2. Construction of a substation
3. Construction of a dam
4. Construction of a pen-stock
5. Installation of turbines,
6. Installation of generators
7. Installation of transformers
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