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December 27, 2021

Imboulou, Democratic Republic of the Congo

By Carmen

Imboulou is a 120MW hydro power project. It is located on Lefini river/basin in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 2005 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2010.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 120 120 Active Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo Sinohydro

Description

The project was developed by Sinohydro and is currently owned by China National Machinery Import & Export.

The hydro reservoir capacity is 584 million cubic meter. The net head of the project is 18m. 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 4 in number. The project generated 876 GWh of electricity. The project cost is $377m.

The hydro power project consists of 4 turbines, each with 30MW nameplate capacity.

Development Status

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The project construction commenced in 2005 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2010.

About Sinohydro

Sinohydro Corp Ltd (Sinohydro), a subsidiary of Power Construction Corporation of China, is a state-owned engineering and construction company executing large- and medium-scale hydropower projects. Its portfolio of services includes general construction; engineering, procurement and construction (EPC); and investment. The company carries out the construction of water conservancy, hydropower stations, power, transportation, civil work, mining, and real estate projects. The company also offers project financing, design, implementation, and operation of infrastructures such as power, transportation, civil work, mining, and real estate. The company has regional offices in several countries across Asia-Pacific, Africa, America, Eurasia, West Asia, and North Africa. Sinohydro is headquartered in Beijing, China.

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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