Rumela is a 320MW hydro power project. It is located on Atbara river/basin in Kassala, Sudan. The project is currently active. It has been developed in multiple phases. The project construction commenced in 2010 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2017.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 320 320 Active Kassala, Sudan China International Water & Electric; China Three Gorges


The project was developed by China International Water & Electric and China Three Gorges.

The hydro reservoir capacity is 2,700 million cubic meter. The gross head and net head of the project are 41.4m and 40m respectively. 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 length is 80m. The penstock diameter is 8.8m. The project generated 843 GWh of electricity. The project cost is $1,469m.

Rumela (Rumela_Active) consists of 1 unit of kaplan turbine with 80MW nameplate capacity.

Rumela (Rumela_UC) consists of 3 turbines with 80MW nameplate capacity.

The project consists of 4 generators.

Development Status

The project construction commenced in 2010 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2017.

About China International Water & Electric

China International Water & Electric Corp (CWE), a subsidiary of China Three Gorges Corporation, is a state-owned enterprise that provides contracting and investment services. CWE invests in construction of various water and hydropower projects across the countries. It also develops infrastructure projects including sewerage treatment, building construction, port dredging, and municipal infrastructure construction, transformation stations, substations, transmission lines, electrification projects. The company also constructs highways, expressways, bridges and road rehabilitation, and highway upgrading. CWE carries out water supply, irrigation, and other projects. The company operates across Central and Eastern Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America. CWE is headquartered in Beijing, China.

About China Three Gorges

China Three Gorges Corp (CTG) subsidiary of State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council, formerly known as China Three Gorges Project Corp, is a renewable energy company which develops and operates hydropower generation plants. The company’s operations include hydropower project engineering, construction and management, electricity production, and provision of technical services. Its renewable energy business comprises construction, operation and development of solar and wind energy projects. The company develops hydropower projects of Yangtze River and its tributaries. It has operations throughout Asia, Europe, South America, Middle East and Africa. CTG is headquartered in Beijing, China.


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