Giseny SHPP

Client: Indipendent Power Producer
Year: 2016
Location: Rubavu district - Rwanda
Service Provided: Feasibility study, business plan, final design, tender documents, supervision of works (Owner’s Engineer).


Rehabilitation of a pre-existing run-of-river SHPP.

The necessary works to upgrade the SHPP from 1.3 MW to 1.7 MW include: new lateral intake, upgrading of the sand trap, replacement of about 80 meters of low pressure pipe, converging of the two existing penstocks, replacement of the two existing turbines with a bigger one, replacement of the MV and LV panels, control panels, automation.

SHPP final data after rehabilitation:

735 meters long concrete low pressure pipe

Two 945 m mild steel penstock.

Penstocks’ diameters: 680 – 630 – 580 mm,

Gross head: 91.49 m

Turbine: 1 Francis groups

Design flow rate: 2.5 m3/s

Installed capacity: 1.7 MW

Energy output: 10.12 GWh

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