Mwadingusha is a 78.3MW hydro power project. It is located on Lufira river/basin in Katanga, Democratic Republic of the Congo. The project is currently active. It has been developed in multiple phases. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in 1930.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 78.3 78.3 Active Katanga, Democratic Republic of the Congo Societe Nationale d’Electricite


The project is developed and owned by Societe Nationale d’Electricite.

The gross head of the project is 116m. Mwadingusha underwent through rehabilitation & modernization during 2016-2021.Mwadingusha (Mwadingusha Active Units) underwent through rehabilitation & modernization during 2021.

Development Status

The project got commissioned in 1930.

Contractors Involved

Andritz Hydro was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The project consists of 6 units of Francis turbines, each with 13.05MW nameplate capacity.

Andritz Hydro supplied 3 electric generators for the Mwadingusha (Mwadingusha Active Units).

Andritz Hydro supplied electric generator(s) for the Mwadingusha (Mwadingusha Rehabilated units).


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