KIRYANDONGO – Construction for the 600 megawatt Karuma dam is practically done, with the majority of the chips away at the venture dispatched or approaching fruition.
This was uncovered by a group from the Uganda Electricity Generation Company Limited (UEGCL), who visited the hydropower office on Thursday (May 27, 2021).
As indicated by the group’s discoveries, which were shared by the Uganda Media Center through twitter, the in general actual advancement of Karuma dam works is currently assessed at 98.8% against the time spent of 87.8%.
The UEGCL group noticed that common chips away at the dam are at 99.9%, with spillways and admission structures total.
“The major continuous works involve insertion concrete for the tracks of the support gantry stick, concrete for the asphalt layer on dam block.
Accomplishments acknowledged incorporate the unit 5 ring door oil pressure unit that was dispatched. The unit 5 shaft seal water framework was likewise authorized. Also, the unit 6 ring door hydrostatic tests were finished,” the group uncovered.
Likewise, development of staff houses has been finished and power links gained. The Karuma hydro-power project is situated on Nile River in Kiryandongo area, 110km downstream of Lake Kyoga, and 270km from Kampala.
On August 12, 2013, President Yoweri Museveni dispatched the venture, and the real works by China’s Sinohydro Corporation Limited began on December 16, 2013.
The $1.7b (sh6 trillion) project supported by the Exim Bank of China and the Ugandan government, should be finished by December 2019, following 60 months.
Nonetheless, the undertaking confronted a few difficulties including designing deformities that postponed the works. Be that as it may, they have since been adjusted.