Merowe (Hamdab) is a 1,250MW hydro power project. It is located on Nile river/basin in Khartoum, Sudan. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 2004 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2009.
|Project Type||Total Capacity (MW)||Active Capacity (MW)||Pipeline Capacity (MW)||Project Status||Project Location||Project Developer||Hydropower||1,250||1,250||–||Active||Khartoum, Sudan||Sinohydro|
The project was developed by Sinohydro and is currently owned by Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources with a stake of 100%.
Merowe (Hamdab) is a reservoir based project. The hydro reservoir capacity is 8,300 million cubic meter. The net head of the project is 43m. The project generated 6,000 GWh of electricity. The project cost is $1,800m.
The project construction commenced in 2004 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2009.
GE Renewable Energy was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 10 units of francis turbines, each with 125MW nameplate capacity.
GE Renewable Energy supplied electric generator(s) for the project.
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.
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