Bumbuna is a 193MW hydro power project. It is planned on Seli river/basin in Northern Province, Sierra Leone. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently at the partially active stage. It will be developed in multiple phases. The project construction is likely to commence in 1990 and is expected to enter into commercial operation in 2009. Buy the profile here.

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Description

The project is being developed by Endeavor Energy Management, Joule Africa and Seli Hydropower. Government of Sierra Leone, Seli Hydropower and Webuild are currently owning the project.

Bumbuna is a run-of-river project. The hydro reservoir capacity is planned to be 445 million cubic meter.

Bumbuna (Bumbuna Extension) consists of 2 units of francis turbines with 42MW nameplate capacity.

Bumbuna (Bumbuna phase I) consists of 2 units of francis turbines with 25MW nameplate capacity.

Bumbuna (Yiben) consists of 2 turbines with 27.7MW nameplate capacity.

The Bumbuna (Bumbuna phase I) will have 2 electric generators installed at the Bumbuna (Bumbuna phase I) site. The generator capacity is likely to be 33.7 MVA.

Development status

The project construction is expected to commence from 1990. Subsequent to that it will enter into commercial operation by 2009.

Power purchase agreement

Electricity Distribution and Supply Authority and National Power Authority are expected to be the power offtakers from the project.

Contractors involved

Hydrochina is expected to render engineering procurement construction services for the Bumbuna (Bumbuna Extension) project. Hydrochina is expected to render engineering procurement construction services for the Bumbuna (Yiben) project. Sinohydro is expected to render engineering procurement construction services for the Bumbuna (Bumbuna Extension) project. Sinohydro is expected to render engineering procurement construction services for the Bumbuna (Yiben) project. Webuild is expected to render engineering procurement construction services for the Bumbuna (Bumbuna Extension) project. Webuild is expected to render engineering procurement construction services for the Bumbuna (Yiben) project.

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About Joule Africa

Joule Africa Ltd (Joule Africa) is a renewable energy company that develops and operates sustainable energy projects. The company develops hydroelectric energy assets in Sierra Leone and Cameroon regions with the government’s assistance for social and economic development across sub-Saharan Africa. It works with stakeholders to create infrastructure assets for the development and delivery of renewable energy projects. Joule Africa conducts feasibility studies which include topographical surveys, geotechnical investigation works, preliminary engineering design and environmental and social impact assessment. The company’s hydropower projects comprise Bumbuna II and Katsina-Ala. It operates through its offices located in London, Sierra Leone Freetown and Yaounde. Joule Africa is headquartered in Bristol, England, the UK.

This content was updated on 10 July 2024

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