Banieya Dam

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Banieya Dam
Banieya Dam is located in Guinea
Banieya Dam
Location of Banieya Dam in Guinea
Country Guinea
Location Kindia Region
Coordinates 10°00′23.73″N 12°59′46.83″W / 10.0065917°N 12.9963417°W / 10.0065917; -12.9963417Coordinates: 10°00′23.73″N 12°59′46.83″W / 10.0065917°N 12.9963417°W / 10.0065917; -12.9963417
Purpose Power, water supply
Status Operational
Opening date 1969; 48 years ago (1969)
Owner(s) Electricite de Guinee
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Embankment, earth-fill
Impounds Samou River
Height 30 m (98 ft)
Spillway type Chute, controlled
Total capacity 223,000,000 m3 (181,000 acre·ft)
Surface area 28 km2 (11 sq mi)
Power station
Commission date 1988
Turbines 2 x 2.6 MW (3,500 hp) Kaplan-type
Installed capacity 5.2 MW (7,000 hp)

The Banieya Dam is an embankment dam on the Samou River in the Kindia Region of Guinea. It is located 16 km (9.9 mi) west of Kindia. The dam was completed by 1969 for the purpose of water supply. A hydroelectric power station of 5.2 megawatts (7,000 hp) was commissioned at the dam's toe in 1988. The Kale Dam, which also supports a hydroelectric power station, is located downstream.[1][2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Dams in Africa". UN FAO. Retrieved 25 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "Hydroelectric Power Plants in West Africa". IndustCards. Retrieved 25 March 2014.