ANDRITZ has successfully commissioned the electro- and hydro-mechanical equipment of the upgraded and modernized Mwadingusha hydropower plant. The plant is a three-hour drive from Lubumbashi, the country’s mining capital.
Within the framework of a public-private partnership, ANDRITZ together with Société Nationale d’Electricité (SNEL), the Sino-Canadian mining group Ivanhoe, and the international consulting company Stucky have been successfully putting Mwadingusha back online.
The rehabilitation and modernization will see each unit at Mwadingusha increase output from 11.8 MW to 13.05 MW. The energy will be distributed by SNEL to serve the local population as well as Kamoa-Kakula, the world’s largest undeveloped high-grade copper mine, which is operated by Ivanhoe.
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