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January 10, 2022

Kamburu, Kenya

By Carmen

Kamburu is a 94.2MW hydro power project. It is located on Tana river/basin in Kenya. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in 1974.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 94.2 94.2 Active Kenya

Description

The project is currently owned by Kenya Electricity Generating.

The hydro reservoir capacity is 123 million cubic meter. The project generated 410.5 GWh of electricity.

Development Status

The project got commissioned in 1974.

Contractors Involved

Litostroj Power was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 3 units of francis turbines, each with 31.4MW nameplate capacity.

Koncar – Elektroindustrija supplied 3 electric generators for the project. The generator capacity is 37 MVA.

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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