IT’S FINALLY HOME!
THE FIRST of 6 KARUMA TRANSFORMERS ARRIVES
The journey to producing the first 100MW of the planned 600MW at the Karuma Hydro Power Plant HPP is fast taking shape. The first of 6 Generator Step Up (GSU) Transformers was last week delivered on site. The Transformer, supplied by Shandong Taikai Transformer Co. Limited China, weighs close to 100 tonnes at 98,100 Kgs. To visualize this, we are talking close to 2000 50Kgs bags of cement! The tranformer’s arrival follows the delivery of other key electro-mechanical components like the Rotor, Stator, turbine runners, shafts etc that’s taken place in the last several months.
For the next 5 days, the 79th Africa Water Association (AfWA) Scientific Technical Council (STC) and exhibition gets underway in Kampala. Hosted at the National Water & Sewerage Cooperation (NWSC) Resource Center at Bugolobi, the exhibition has attracted several industry players in the water and other support sectors; Uganda Electricity Generation Company Limited (UEGCL) is one of them.
In December 2017, the UEGCL board launched the Strategic Plan for the years 2018-2023. Therein, among the four themes included Sustainable Growth aimed at growing the business portfolio and delivering consistent sound financial results.