Namanve Thermal Power Station
|Namanve Power Station|
|Thermal power station|
|Primary fuel||heavy fuel oil|
|Nameplate capacity||50 MW|
The power plant is located in a locatily known as Kiwanga, in Namanve in Mukono Municipality, Mukono District, in Central Uganda. This location is approximately 15 kilometres (9.3 mi), by road, east of Kampala, Uganda's capital and largest city. The plant is located in Kampala Industrial and Business Park, an 894 acres (362 ha), business and industrial development area. This location is along the Kampala-Jinja Highway, in North Namanve. The coordinates of the power plant are:0° 22' 57.00"N, +32° 40' 43"E (Latitude:0.3825; Longitude:32.6786).
Namanve Power Station is owned and operated by Jacobsen Electricity Company (Uganda) Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Jacobsen Elektro, an independent Norwegian power production company. The plant cost US$92 million (€66 million) to build. Funding was provided by several sources including: (a) The Government of Norway, through a NORAD grant (b) Nordea Bank of Norway (c) Stanbic Bank Uganda and (d) Jacobsen Elektro. The plant uses heavy fuel oil, a byproduct of petroleum distillation. Construction of Namanve Power Station started in January 2008 and was completed in July 2008. Power production began in August 2008 on a trial basis, with commercial production commencing in September 2008. The power station was commissioned in November 2008. Jacobsen Elektro, the company that built the station, also owns it.
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