SMEC is to provide project management and construction supervision services on the 183MW Isimba hydropower project in Uganda as part of a contract awarded by the Uganda Electricity Generation Company Limited (UEGCL).

SMEC is to provide project management and construction supervision services on the 183MW Isimba hydropower project in Uganda as part of a contract awarded by the Uganda Electricity Generation Company Limited (UEGCL).

Located on the Nile River, 90km northeast of Kampala, Isimba hydropower
project will extend over 2865 hectares, and will comprise a concrete gravity dam, a clay-core rockfill dam, spillway, powerhouse, switching stations and auxiliary power transmission works (including the 42km 132 kV Isimba-Bujagali transmission line).

Upon completion, the hydropower development will generate 1,040 GHh of electricity per year, and is expected to increase Uganda’s electric capacity by 23%.

SMEC will act as Project Management Consultant, and will assist UEGCL in overseeing the performance of various contractors, including the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) Contractor and Owner’s Engineer.