amiblu grp penstock for hydropower plant in uganda
Kyambura Power Station is a 7.6 MW run-of-river hydropower station currently under construction at the Kyambura River, in Kiruggu subcounty, Rubirizi district in Western Uganda.
Amiblu supplied the 880 m long penstock built of Flowtite GRP pressure pipes DN 2200, PN 10, and DN 2100, PN 12 (440 m each), as well as flanges, bends, reducers and a flanged tee. The GRP penstock connects the forebay with the power station, which will be equipped with two Francis turbines. Kyambura Power Station will be ready to start producing electricity by the end of 2018 and have an annual production of 36.7 GWh. The original design had the main intake via a "headrace tunnel". In the new design, that has been replaced by a "headrace canal". This has reduced project costs and construction time. The budgeted cost of construction is US $ 24 million.