This run-of-river hydropower plant is located in Hoima and Buliisa Districts in Western Uganda. The project commenced construction during 2015 and COD was achieved in December 2018.
Following an imposed construction stop during parts of 2017 as a result of slow progress and non-compliance with IFC Performance Standards and Ugandan regulations, the Developer made concerted efforts during 2018 to complete the works. Construction planning and monitoring were substantially improved as the year progressed and resources were more effectively managed to meet target rates of construction in order to achieve commercial operation by the end of the year. This included managing critical activities and introducing redundancy in key construction plant and equipment, which had previously impacted progress following breakdowns.
The second stage river diversion was successfully completed by the middle of the year and was a major achievement for the Project, allowing weir construction to be completed, as was the tunnel breakthrough, through which the headrace pipeline was subsequently installed.