Shiroro is a 600MW hydro power project. It is located on Kaduna river/basin in Niger, Nigeria. The project is currently active. It has been developed in multiple phases. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in 1989.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 600 600 Active Niger, Nigeria


CEC Africa (SL) and Power Holding Company of Nigeria are currently owning the project.

The hydro reservoir capacity is 7,000 million cubic meter. The gross head of the project is 97m. 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 300m. The penstock diameter is 6.3m. Shiroro underwent through rehabilitation & modernization during 1992-2002; 2016. The project generated 2,700 GWh of electricity.

Development Status

The project got commissioned in 1989.

Contractors Involved

Voestalpine was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The project consists of 4 units of Francis turbines, each with 150MW nameplate capacity.

Koncar – Elektroindustrija supplied 2 electric generators for the Shiroro (Shiroro – Active). The generator capacity is 176.5 MVA.

Koncar – Elektroindustrija supplied 2 electric generators for the Shiroro (Shiroro – Rehab). The generator capacity is 176.5 MVA.


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