Place

Kyoga Nile river - Uganda


Client

Salini Costruttori S.p.A.


Year

2008 - 2009

Description for Kyoga Nile (Uganda)

Kamdini (Karuma) is the first plant of the Kyoga-Nile cascade.
Kibaa is the second plant of the cascade, located 43 km downstream of Kamdini (Karuma) hpp.
Murchison is the third plant of the Kyoga-Nile cascade, located 35 km downstream of Kibaa hpp.

Main Features

KAMDINI (Karuma):

  • Bituminous Facing Rockfill Dam ( H = 30 m , L_crest = 480 m, V_reservoir = 68 Mm³)
  • Tunnels (No. 2 River Diversion tunnels L = 0.5 km, D = 12 m; No. 2 Tailrace tunnels, D = 14 m, L = 4 km)
  • Canals (Headrace canal W_bottom =15 m, L = 5,7 km; Tailrace canal W =15 m, L = 2,5 km)
  • Power Shaft (D = 15/17 m, L = 80 m)
  • Underground Power House (No. 10 Francis Turbines, IP = 1'260 MW, H_net = 64 m)

KIBAA:

  • Bituminous Facing Rockfill Dam (H = 83 m , L_crest = 2'150 m, V_reservoir = 300 Mm³)
  • Tunnels (No. 1 River Diversion tunnel, D= 14 m, L = 1 km; No. 2 Tailrace tunnels, L = 4.5 km, D = 14 m)
  • Canals (Headrace canala W_bottom = 14 m, L = 10 km; Tailrace canal W_bottom = 14 m, L = 2.0 km)
  • Power Shaft (D = 11/14 m, L = 140 m)
  • Underground Power Houses (No. 16 Francis Turbines, IP = 2'600 MW, H_net = 131 m)

MURCHISON:

  • Bituminous Facing Rockfill Dam (H = 44 m , L_crest = 1'300 m, V_reservoir = 170 Mm³)
  • Tailrace Tunnels ( No. 2, D= 14 m, L = 5.5 km)
  • Headrace Canal (W_bottom = 14 m; L = 0.7 km)
  • Power Shaft (D = 11/14 m, L = 120 m)
  • Underground Power Houses (No. 14 Francis Turbines, IP = 2'150 MW, H_net = 107 m)

Engineering Services

  • Pre-Feasibility Study
  • Feasibility Study

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