Zambia: 640 kW Mini Hydro Plant Completed in Mwinilunga

  • The construction of the 640 kW ‘Kasanjiku’ mini hydro plant has been completed in Mwinilunga.
  • The US 8.6 million project is the first for Mwinilunga the Zambian Rural Electrification Authority 
  • The project will electrify 11 schools, one Mission hospital, four Rural Health Centres, one Local Court and one Chief’s Palace.

“We are delighted to complete the construction of the Kasanjiku project because it is going to improve the quality of life and also highlight the massive potential that lies in the Northern Region of Zambia for electricity generation using mini hydro technology,” said REA Manager Corporate Affairs Justin Mukosa.

Construction of the power station dubbed the ‘Kasanjiku project’ begun in 2016. It is located on the Kasanjiku River in Mwinilunga District in North Western Province and is set to improve the quality of life for beneficiaries in Chief Ntambu and Chief Sailunga’s area. Over 12,000 people are set to benefit.

The Kasanjiku project has been built on the Kasanjiku river in Mwinilunga District in North Western Province.

The EPC for the project was a joint venture between  joint venture with CCC Engineering and HNAC Technology. 

Author: GBA News Desk

Source:  REA

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