Kariba North is a 720MW hydro power project. It is located on Zambezi river/basin in Lusaka, Zambia. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently active. It has been developed in a single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in 1959. Buy the profile here.

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Description

The project was developed by Webuild and is currently owned by ZESCO.

Kariba North is a reservoir based project. The gross head of the project is 92m. Kariba North underwent through rehabilitation & modernization during 2000-2009, 2009-2012.

Development status

The project got commissioned in 1959.

Contractors involved

Andritz Hydro was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 4 units of francis turbines, each with 180MW nameplate capacity.

Koncar Generators and Motors supplied 4 electric generators for the project. The generator capacity is 16.7 MVA.

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About Webuild

Webuild SpA (Webuild), 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 concession 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.

This content was updated on 22 April 2024

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