Bujagali 250 MW

Name of Project:

Bujagali 250 MW



Country:
Uganda

Client:
BUJAGALI ENERGY LTD (BEL)

Bujagali is a 250MW Hydropower plant located on the Ugandan shores of Nile (Dumbell Island) near Jinja.

The main structures of the project include a powerhouse accommodating five Kaplan turbines of 51MW each, a gravity dam long 500 m, a gated spillway and a siphon spillway.

Bujagali Hydropower plant has been in operation since February 2012, it aims to produce the 50 per cent of the total current electric power demand of Uganda, eliminating the previous energy shortage and contributing to the sustainability growth of the country.

In 2007 Bujagali awarded the Project Finance Deal of the Year and in 2012 has been registered as a Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

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Last update: 18/09/2013