Be the leading power producer in the Great Lakes Region
Sustainably generate Reliable, quality and affordable Electricity for Socio- Economic Development
General Narrative The 600Mw Karuma HPP is located on the Nile River in Kyandongo District in mid-northern Uganda,110km downstream of Lake Kyoga , and 270km from Kampala the Capital of Uganda. Key Dates
  • 12TH August 2013: Construction works launched by President Yoweri .K. Museveni
  • …………………… : Project Commencement Date

Implementing Agency

Uganda Electricity Generation Company Limited


Sinohydro Corporation Limited

Project Duration

60 months

Project Cost

1.7 Billion Dollars
Government of Uganda  - 15%
EXIM Bank(Loan china)  -  85%

Funding Agency

The People’s Republic of China

Owner's Engineer

Energy Infratech PVT Limited (EIPL)

Project Management Consultant (PMC)

SMEC International Pty. Ltd



Expected Completion Date

December 2018

Project Status


Civil Works

Dam: The structure concrete of No.1~No.15 Dam and Stilling 98.3%
Power intake: Excavation of Power Intake 100%
Structure concrete of No.1~No.6 intake tower 87.4%
Head Race Tunnel (HRT): The lining concrete in horizontal HRT 81.4%
Concrete construction in Pressure shafts 100%
TBT: The lining concrete of TBT 23.3%
Power House Complex: Units concrete up to EL.948.55 41.6%
Main Transformer Cavern 65.6%
Surge Chamber: Tailrace Surge chamber 48.4%
Tailrace Tunnel (TRT): Crown Lining concrete 86%
Invert Concrete 26%

Electromechanical Works

Commencing soon

Hydro mechanical works

Commencing soon

Transmission line

Commencing soon

Percentage of All works completed

Total overall completed work is at 66%