Isimba Power Station
|Isimba Power Station|
Map of Uganda showing the location of Isimba.
|Location||Isimba, Kamuli District|
|Opening date||2016 (Expected)|
|Construction cost||US$590 million|
|Dam and spillways|
|Turbines||4 x 45.8 MW|
|Installed capacity||183.2 MW|
The contract for a feasibility study and preparation of tender documents, worth US $3.8 million, was awarded to a consortium consisting of the engineering firms Fichtner (lead) and Norplan. A local Ugandan company, Kagga & Partners, was a sub-consultant to the consortium. Initial planned capacity at Isimba was to be at least 100 megawatts (130,000 hp).
In July 2013, Ugandan media reported that the construction contract had been awarded to the China International Water & Electric Corporation, a Chinese government-owned power company. The generation capacity had been increased to 183.2 megawatts. Construction is expected to last 34 months.
The total project cost was originally estimated at US $350 million, including the construction of the 132 kilovolt power transmission lines connecting the new power station to the national power grid at Bujagali Power Station. In 2008, the Ugandan Government secured a loan from Exim Bank of India to fund the construction. In April 2013, Ugandan print media reported that the government of India had extended a credit line worth US $415 for construction of the dam.
In July 2013, media reports indicated that the cost of the dam had risen to US $570 million, funded by a loan from the Export-Import Bank of China. In March 2015, the Ugandan Parliament authorized the Ugandan government to borrow US$482.5 million (about UShs1.4 trillion) from China Exim Bank at 2% annual interest repayable over 20 years, with a five-year grace period. Uganda will contribute the remaining US$107 million to the project, for a total cost of $589.5 million.
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