Karuma is a 600MW hydro power project. It is planned on Nile river/basin in Western, Uganda. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently at the partially active stage. It will be developed in multiple phases. The project construction is likely to commence in 2013 and is expected to enter into commercial operation in 2023. Buy the profile here.

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Description

The project is being developed by Power Construction Corporation of China and Uganda Electricity Generation. The project is currently owned by Uganda Electricity Generation with a stake of 100%.

Karuma is a run-of-river project. The hydro reservoir capacity is planned to be 79.87 million cubic meter. The gross head and net head of the project will be 70m and 59.83m respectively. The project is expected to generate 4,309.33 GWh of electricity.

Development status

The project construction is expected to commence from 2013. Subsequent to that it will enter into commercial operation by 2023.

Contractors involved

Sinohydro is expected to render engineering procurement construction services for the hydro power project.

GE Renewable Energy will be the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The project consists of 6 units of Francis turbines, each with 100MW nameplate capacity.

GE Renewable Energy will be the generator supplier for the hydro power project. The project consists of 6 turbines.

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About Power Construction Corporation of China

Power Construction Corporation of China (PowerChina) is a state-owned construction company. It provides contracting, survey, and design services for water conservation, wind power, thermal power, hydropower projects, and power and infrastructure projects. PowerChina also manufactures power station auxiliary equipment and metal component products. The company offers engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) services to hydropower, waterworks, thermal power, energy, and transmission and distribution projects. It carries out real estate, investment, and finance businesses, and provides operations and maintenance (O&M) services. The company executes construction projects in Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africa, the Americas, and Europe. PowerChina is headquartered in Beijing, China.

About Uganda Electricity Generation

Uganda Electricity Generation Co Ltd is focused in power generation activities of the Uganda Electricity Board and other services. The company is headquartered in Kampala, Uganda.

This content was updated on 25 January 2024

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This information is drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center, which provides detailed profiles of over 170,000 active, planned and under construction power plants worldwide from announcement through to operation across all technologies and countries worldwide.