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Muchinga (Zambia)

Hydropower Plant

Place:

Kabwe - Zambia 

Customer:

Muchinga Power Company Ltd

Year:

2010 - 2012

Project Description:

 Hydropower Plant (IP = 255 MW) on lower Lunsemfwa River downstream of the Mita Hill Dam and the Lusemfwa Powerhouse

Main Features:
  • Headrace Canal (L = 9 km, Q = 40 m³/s)
  • Power Tunnels (N° 2, Total L = 17 km, D = 5)
  • Mkushi Dam (Arch type, H = 120 m, Crest L = 350 m)
  • Surge shaft (Total depth = 60 m, D = 12 m)
  • Penstocks (N° 3, D = 2.2 m, L = 1,000 m)
  • Open Air Power House (N° 3 Pelton Turbines, IP = 3 x 85 MW)
Engineering Service:
  • Conceptual Design
  • Feasibility study (up to investigations)