Kenya - Lower Nyamindi and South Mara

After the successful assignment of the order for the North Mathioya hydropower plant in 2014, the general EPC contractor JIANGXI Water and Hydropower Construction Kenya Ltd. awarded ANDRITZ HYDRO with another two contracts to supply the complete electro-mechanical equipment, including two 930 kW Compact Francis turbines for HPP Lower Nyamindi and one 2.2 MW six-jet vertical Compact Pelton turbine for HPP South Mara.

The two hydropower plants were developed as pilot projects for the construction of small hydropower plants to generate power for the Kenya Tea Development Agency (KTDA).

Both hydropower projects will further secure independent electrical energy supply for two more local tea factories. The groundbreaking ceremony at Lower Nyamindi Hydro Power project under the management of KTDA Power Company, took place in August 2015.

Delivery of ANDRITZ HYDRO’s scope of supply to Kenya is planned for the beginning of 2016, the completion of the project is scheduled for mid-2016.

Technical data

Lower Nyamindi:


Output:2 x 0.93 MW
Head:44 m
Speed:750 rpm
Runner diameter:647 mm

South Mara:


Output:2.2 MW
Head:180 m
Speed:750 rpm
Runner diameter:720 mm
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