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November 30, 2021

Kariba South, Zimbabwe

By Carmen

Kariba South is a 750MW hydro power project. It is located on Zambezi river/basin in Mashonaland West, Zimbabwe. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in 1959.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 750 750 Active Mashonaland West, Zimbabwe Webuild

Description

The project was developed by Webuild and is currently owned by Zimbabwe Power.

The net head of the project is 94m. Kariba South underwent through rehabilitation & modernization during 1999.

Development Status

The project got commissioned in 1959.

Contractors Involved

GE Renewable Energy was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 6 units of francis turbines, each with 127.5MW nameplate capacity.

GE Renewable Energy supplied 6 electric generators for the project.

About Webuild

Webuild SpA (Webuild), formerly Salini Impregilo SpA, is a heavy construction contractor. It specializes in executing large and complex projects. The company offers design, engineering and construction services for dams, hydroelectric plants, canals, railways, metros, bridges, roads, motorways, civil and industrial buildings and airports. It also executes underground works, and civil engineering works for waste-to-energy plants and environmental protection projects. The company also carries out concessions activities related to motorways, metros and car parks. Webuild primarily serves water, renewable energy, transport and urban infrastructure sectors. It has operations in several countries across Europe, North America, Latin America, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Oceania. Webuild is headquartered in Milan, Italy.

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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