Run-of-river hydropower plant with a planned installed capacity of 5 MW and 27 GWh expected annual production, located in Bundibugyo district. The Project secured investments of USD 17M, with USD 3.3M in GET FiT commitments. The design of the Project changed considerably during 2017, including changes to the location, size, and form of key project structures, such as relocating the weir and changing the form of construction of the headrace waterway.
The EPC Contractor for the Project is also constructing the adjacent Ndugutu SHP, which shares the same penstock corridor and power station site. The Contractor therefore benefits from sharing facilities and resources across both Projects, such as the main construction yard, construction plant, and some of the access roads. The steel pipe delivery and installation methodology are unique to the Sindila and Ndugutu SHPs, based on the Contractor’s experience of installing many kilometres of steel pipeline in South Africa.
Construction activities commenced during early 2017 and the Developer plans to achieve the COD during Q3 2018. However, the construction programme and terrain are challenging and a COD during Q1-Q2 2019 appears more realistic at this stage.