Hydraulics - Renewable Energies
Hydraulics - Urban Hydraulic

KAYELEKERA HYDROPOWER SCHEME

INFORMATION

CLIENT:
Mota-Engil | ESCOM

SERVICES:
Preliminary Design

BEGINING:
2009

CONCLUSION:
2009

LOCATION:
North Rukuru River, Karonga, Malawi

DESCRIPTION

35m high concrete gravity dam. Water intake in the reservoir created by the dam. 1.500m long and Ø3.000 low slope tunnel. 29m high and 12m wide cylindrical surge tank. 50m long and Ø2.200 welded steel penstock.

Powerhouse equipped with two Francis turbines with the following characteristics:

  • Maximum flow: 2×9 = 18m3/s;
  • Nominal fall: 73m;
  • Power: 2×5,6 = 11,2Mw.