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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
  • 16th December, 2013: Project Commencement Date

Implementing Agency

Uganda Electricity Generation Company Limited


Sinohydro Corporation  Limited

Project Duration

60 months

Project Cost

U.S.D 1.7 Billion Dollars
Government of Uganda  - 15%
EXIM Bank (Loan China)  -  85%

Funding Agency

The People’s Republic of China

Owners Engineer


Project Management Consultant (PMC)

AF - Consult Switzerland Ltd



Expected Completion Date

December 2018

Project Status


Civil Works

Dam: Concreting works in all the dam blocks are completed except few blocks in the stilling basin. Percent complete 100 %.
Power Intake: Concrete works in the Intake towers are completed. At present concreting is going on in Sand guide and floating trash anchorages. Percent complete 100 %.
Head Race Tunnel: Concreting in HRT #6 is going on. Except the ADIT #1 junction rest lining of HRT and plugging between HRT #1 & 2 completed. Percent complete 94 %.
Power House: Concreting of APH, Unit #1, 2, 3 (up to Machine hall) completed and block work in progress. Concreting above the spiral case (for turbine floor) is in progress for Unit #4, 5, 6. Percent complete 69.4 %.
Main Transformer Cavern: Concreting for block #2, 3, 4 completed and block works is under progress. Preparations for block #1 final slab is in progress. Percent complete 96.1%.
Tail race branch tunnel: Invert for all the TBT’s completed. Except TBT#6 overt lining for all the other units are completed. Plugging between TBT #1&2, 2&3 completed. Percent complete 86%.
Surge Chamber: Concreting is going on Left and Right surge chambers. Percent completed 75 %.
TRT: Invert completed around 96 % and Overt 99%.
TRT Outfall: Concreting in outfall in progress at stop log gate, base plate and slope protection. Percent complete 34 %

Electromechanical Works

Power House: Lowering of Turbine shaft & Runner in Unit #2, 3 completed. Installation of stator in Unit #2, 3 in progress. Assembly of Rotor #3 in Erection bay completed. Assembly of lower bracket for Unit #2, 3 completed. Installation of bottom ring for Unit #3 completed. Stay ring machining for Unit #1, 2, 3 completed and in progress in Unit #4.

BDT: Installation of IPBD in unit #1 & 3 in progress.

Hydro mechanical works

Dam – Installation of radial gates completed in all the dam blocks. Installation of under sluice gate in dam block #4 completed.
Power Intake – Installation of Emergency gates for all the six units completed. Installation of gantry crane for maintenance gate in progress. Removal of bracings and painting for penstock in progress.

Transmission line

Transmission Line on-going by UETCL

Percentage of All works completed

Total overall completed work is at 79%