BHEL commissions hydro power plant in Africa

State-run power equipment manufacturer BHEL announced commissioning of a hydro power project in African country Rwanda.
“BHEL has commissioned the 28 MW Nyaborongo Hydro Electric Project (2×14 MW) in Rwanda, on turnkey basis,” a statement said.
With the commissioning of this plant, the installed generation capacity of Rwanda has gone up by 24 per cent from 119 MW to 147 MW.
This is the first order received by BHEL from this East-African country. Prior to this, the company had already established its presence in a number of African nations like Sudan, Libya, Ethiopia, Egypt, Zambia, Tanzania, Uganda, Nigeria, etc.
Nyaborongo Hydro Electric project is owned by the Government of Rwanda and has been financed under the Government of India’s Line of Credit. BHEL’s scope of work in the contract envisaged turnkey execution of the hydro-mechanical and electro-mechanical packages for the Nyaborongo Hydro Power Project comprising two Francis type hydro generating units of 14 MW each.
Major equipment supplied for the project include hydro turbines, generators, transformers, controls, monitoring and protection systems and switchgear.

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