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Ruzizi (Burundi)

Transmission Line & Hydropower Plant

Place:

EGL Region - Burundi - Rwanda - Democratic Republic of Congo

Customer:

Organisation de la CEPGL pour l’Énergie des Pays des Grand Lacs (EGL)

Year:

2012-2013

Project Description:

The main components of the project are: the Kamanyola Electrical Substation, the National Load Dispatching Centre, the Cascade Coordination Centre of the Ruzizi River, Transmission Lines (220 kV) and the Rehabilitation of Ruzizi I and Ruzizi II HPPs

Main Features:

KAMANYOLA ELECTRICAL SUBSTATION 220 kV (DRC):

  • Outgoings Lines (21 x 220 kV)

  • System Configuration Layout (Double bus bar)

  • Dimensions (280 m x 120 m)

KAMANYOLA NATIONAL LOAD DISPATCHING CENTRE

RUZIZI HYDROPOWER CASCADE COORDINATION CENTRE

TRANSMISSION LINES:

  • TL from Kamanyola to Kibuye (L = 90 km, 220 kV)

  • TL from Ruzizi III to Kamanyola (L = 10 Km, 220 kV)

  • Optical Fiber Ground Wire

RUZIZI HPPs REHABILITATION:

  • Ruzizi I Gravity Dam (H = 15 m, L = 195 m, N°4 Kaplan Turbines, IP = 29.8 MW)

  • Ruzizi II Gravity Dam (H = 14 m, L = 85 m, N°3 Francis Turbines, IP = 44 MW)

Engineering Service:

KAMANYOLA ELECTRICAL SUBSTATION, TRANSMISSION LINES, LOAD DISPATCHING CENTRE AND COORDINATION CENTRE OF THE RUZIZI RIVER:

  • Feasibility Study

  • Final Design

  • Tender Documents

  • Environmental and Social Impact Assessment

DAMS REHABILITATION:

  • Investigation (Boreholes, Bathymetry, Concrete Coring, Laboratory Tests)

  • Emergency Preparedness Plan

  • Design and studies of the rehabilitation works