Namanve Thermal Power Station

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Namanve Power Station
Namanve Thermal Power Station is located in Uganda
Namanve Thermal Power Station
Location of Namanve Thermal Power Station
Country Uganda
Location Namanve
Coordinates 00°22′57″N 32°40′43″E / 0.38250°N 32.67861°E / 0.38250; 32.67861Coordinates: 00°22′57″N 32°40′43″E / 0.38250°N 32.67861°E / 0.38250; 32.67861
Status Operational
Commission date 2008
Owner(s) Jacobsen Electro
Thermal power station
Primary fuel heavy fuel oil
Power generation
Nameplate capacity 50 MW

Namanve Power Station is a 50 MW heavy fuel oil-fired thermal power plant in Uganda. Sometimes the power station is referred to as Kiwanga Power Station.[1]


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.[2] 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).[3]


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.[4]

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  1. ^ "Norwegian Firm To Build Thermal Plant In Uganda". Quoting Xinhua News Agency. 2010. Retrieved 13 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "Map Showing Kampala And Namanve With Distance Marker". Retrieved 13 July 2014. 
  3. ^ Google, . "Location of Namanve Thermal Power Station At Google Maps". Google Maps. Retrieved 13 July 2014. 
  4. ^ Juuko, Sylvia (6 November 2008). "Namanve Plant Reduces Load-Shedding". New Vision. Retrieved 13 July 2014. 

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