Ruacana is a 332MW hydro power project. It is located on Kunene river/basin in Omusati, Namibia. The project is currently active. It has been developed in multiple phases. The project construction commenced in 1973 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1977.
|Project Type||Total Capacity (MW)||Active Capacity (MW)||Pipeline Capacity (MW)||Project Status||Project Location||Project Developer||Hydropower||332||332||–||Active||Omusati, Namibia|
The project is currently owned by NamPower.
The hydro reservoir capacity is 2,600 million cubic meter. 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 4 in number. The penstock diameter is 3.6m.
The project construction commenced in 1973 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1977.
Ruacana (Ruacana (I to III Units)) is equipped with Andritz Hydro francis turbines. The phase consists of 3 turbines with 82MW nameplate capacity.
Ruacana (Ruacana (IV Unit)) is equipped with Andritz Hydro francis turbine. The phase consists of 1 turbine with 92MW nameplate capacity.
GE Renewable Energy supplied 1 electric generator for the Ruacana (Ruacana (IV Unit)). The generator capacity is 100 MVA.
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