Mukungwa II 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).

Existing run-of-river SHPP with weir and frontal intake, steel penstocks; powerhouse with two Francis turbines; tailrace channel.
The necessary works to upgrade the SHPP from 2.5 MW to 3.6 MW include: a forebay behind the intake, a vertical gate, two trash racks, two bigger turbines.

SHPP final data after rehabilitation:
Two 310 m steel penstocks
Penstocks’ diameters: 1650-1600-1550 mm
Gross head: 31.55 m
Turbine: 2 Francis groups
Design flow rate: 13.6 m3/s
Installed capacity: 3.6 MW
Energy output: 22.88 GWh


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