Chinese company Sinohydro awarded a EUR 58M to Alstom to provide electro-mechanical equipment and technical services for Karuma Hydropower Project, Uganda’s largest electricity plant. This is Alstom’s third contract awarded by Sinohydro and follows successful co-operation of Bui hydropower project in Ghana and Soubre project in Côte d’lvoire.
Alstom will provide six 100MW Francis turbine-generator sets and related equipment for this project. Alstom Hydro China (AHC) is responsible for the equipment design, manufacturing, supervision to the installation, commissioning, testing as well as site services.
Located along River Nile in the districts of Kiryadongo and Oyam, 15km downstream Karuma falls, the Karuma electricity plant is the largest hydropower project in Uganda with a capacity of 600MW. Once this project is put into operation, it will provide 40% of power supply for Uganda, greatly contributing to the social and economic growth locally.
“This contract further reinforces Alstom’s leading position in Africa’s hydropower market thanks to our advanced technology and long standing expertise in hydro power and we are honoured to be able to contribute to Africa’s power development plan”, said Jacques Hardelay, hydro senior vice president in Alstom’s Renewable Energies.
“I also appreciate the confidence and trust that Sinohydro has towards Alstom’s products and solutions”, added Fabio Nossaes, general manager of Alstom Hydro China.