Muchinga (Zambia)

Hydropower

Place:

Kabwe ( Zambia )

Customer:

Muchinga Power Company Ltd

Year:

2010 - 2012

Project Description:

 Hydro Power 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 Length = 350 m )

Surge shaft (Total depth = 60 m, D = 12 m)

Penstocks ( N°3,m D = 2.2 m, L = 1,000 m )

Open Air Power House (N°3 Pelton Turbines, Installed Power = 3 x 85 MW )

Engineering Service:

Conceptual Design

Feasibility study (up to investigations)