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January 12, 2022

Garafiri, Guinea

By Carmen

Garafiri is an 80.4MW hydro power project. It is located on Konkoure river/basin in Kindia, Guinea. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 1995 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2000.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 80.4 80.4 Active Kindia, Guinea Electricite De Guinee

Description

The project is developed and owned by Electricite De Guinee.

The hydro reservoir capacity is 1.6 million cubic meter. The total number of penstocks, pipes or long channels that carry water down from the hydroelectric reservoir to the turbines inside the actual power station, are 3 in number. The penstock length is 700m. The penstock diameter is 3m.

The project has 3 electric generators installed at the site. The generator capacity is 31.5 MVA.

Development Status

The project construction commenced in 1995 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2000.

Contractors Involved

Andritz Hydro was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 3 units of francis turbines, each with 26.8MW nameplate capacity.

Methodology

All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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