Alstom Hydro has been awarded a contract to supply hydro and electro-mechanical equipment worth approximately €160m for the new 255MW Bujagali hydroelectric power plant on the Nile river,
Under the turnkey contract signed with
The Bujagali run-of-river scheme will reuse the water released from two existing upstream hydro plants, Nalubaale (180MW) and Kiira (200MW), which are currently the country’s only significant electricity generating facilities.
Once commissioned, Bujagali is expected to relieve what Alstom describes as
The project is a public-private partnership between the government of
Financial institutions including the World Bank, the European Development Bank and the African Development Bank back the project, which is scheduled for completion in 2011.