Lower Kihansi is an 180MW hydro power project. It is located on Pangani river/basin in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. 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. The project construction commenced in 1994 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1999. Buy the profile here.

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Description

The project was developed by Webuild and is currently owned by Tanzania Electric Supply.

Lower Kihansi is a run-of-river project. The hydro reservoir capacity is 1 million cubic meter. The gross head of the project is 852.75m. The penstock length is 185m. The penstock diameter is 1.1m. The project generated 1,000 GWh of electricity.

The project has 3 electric generators installed at the site. The generator capacity is 71.5 MVA.

Development status

The project construction commenced in 1994 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1999.

Contractors involved

Andritz Hydro was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 3 units of pelton turbines, each with 60MW nameplate capacity.

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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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