Place

CEPGL Region - Burundi - Rwanda - Democratic Republic of Congo


Client

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


Year

2012 - 2014

Description for Ruzizi Transmission Lines (Africa)

Studio Pietrangeli is a consultancy firm specialized in transmission lines design. We have designed Ruzizi Transmission System in Burundi, RDC and Rwanda.
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):

  • Bays: No. 12 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, No. 4 Kaplan Turbines, IP=29.8 MW
  • Ruzizi II Gravity Dam: H = 14 m, L = 85 m, No. 3 Francis Turbines, IP=44MW
 

Engineering Services

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

  • Feasibility Study
  • Electric network static and transient stability analysis
  • 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

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