Amiblu GRP penstock for hydropower plant in Uganda


Project ID: [00038104]
Country:Uganda
City:Rubirizi district
Year:2017-2018
Application:Hydropower
Installation:Open Trench
Technology:Flowtite
Total Length [m]:880
Nominal Diameter DN [mm]2100 | 2200
Nominal Pressure PN [bar]12 | 10

Kyambura Power Station is a 7.6 MW run-of-river hydropower station currently under construction in the 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 and annual production of 36.7 GWh.