Since almost 100 years ANDRITZ HYDRO is present in East Africa. More than 80 units with a total capacity of about 1,800 MW proof the strong presence in this diverse region. ANDRITZ HYDRO was involved in important projects such as HPP Mtera in Tanzania, HPP Owen Falls in Uganda, HPP Ruzizi II in Rwanda, HPP Beles and HPP Gigel Gibe in Ethiopia, and HPP Kindaruma in Kenya. Recent projects in Kenya were HPPs Lower Nyamindi, South Mara, and North Mathioya.
HPP Nkusi, Uganda
End 2016, ANDRITZ HYDRO received a contract for a “from water-to-wire” package for the new 9.6 MW Nkusi hydropower plant in Uganda.
The project site is along Lake Albert in western Uganda, approximately 230 km west of Kampala. The scope of supply comprises supply, installation supervision, and commissioning of two horizontal Francis turbines including the upstream manifold, generators and additional equipment and installation up to the 33 kV switchgear. The HPP Nkusi project is scheduled to be completed by mid-2018.