Magwagwa Multipurpose dam is a 120MW hydro power project. It is planned on Sondu river/basin in Nyamira, Kenya. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently at the permitting stage. It will be developed in a single phase. The project construction is likely to commence in 2028 and is expected to enter into commercial operation in 2031. Buy the profile here.

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The project is being developed by Lake Basin Development Authority and Xago Africa. These companies also have ownership stakes in the project.

The hydro reservoir capacity is planned to be 445 million cubic meter. The net head of the project will be 210m. The project is expected to generate 570 GWh of electricity.

The hydro power project consists of 3 turbines, each with 40MW nameplate capacity.

Development status

The project construction is expected to commence from 2028. Subsequent to that it will enter into commercial operation by 2031.

Contractors involved

Larsen & Toubro (Oman) is expected to render engineering procurement construction services for the hydro power project.

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This content was updated on 25 January 2024

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