Vanderkloof is a 240MW hydro power project. It is located on Orange river/basin in Northern Cape, South Africa. 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 1973 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1976. Buy the profile here.

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The project is currently owned by Eskom Holdings SOC with a stake of 100%.

Vanderkloof is a reservoir based project. The net head of the project is 65m. The total number of penstocks, pipes or long channels that carry water down from the hydroelectric reservoir to the turbines inside the actual power station, are 2 in number. The penstock diameter is 7m. The project generated 932 GWh of electricity.

Development status

The project construction commenced in 1973 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1976.

Contractors involved

Andritz Hydro was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 2 units of francis turbines, each with 120MW nameplate capacity.

Toshiba supplied 2 electric generators for the project. The generator capacity is 133 MVA.

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This content was updated on 22 April 2024

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