Koukoutamba Hydroelectric Power Station

Koukoutamba Hydroelectric Power Station
Koukoutamba Hydroelectric Power Station is located in Guinea
Koukoutamba Hydroelectric Power Station
Map of Guinea showing the location of Koukoutamba Hydroelectric Power Station.
Koukoutamba Hydroelectric Power Station is located in Africa
Koukoutamba Hydroelectric Power Station
Koukoutamba Hydroelectric Power Station (Africa)
Koukoutamba Hydroelectric Power Station is located in Earth
Koukoutamba Hydroelectric Power Station
Koukoutamba Hydroelectric Power Station (Earth)
CountryGuinea
Coordinates11°16′06″N 11°20′45″W / 11.26833°N 11.34583°W / 11.26833; -11.34583Coordinates: 11°16′06″N 11°20′45″W / 11.26833°N 11.34583°W / 11.26833; -11.34583
PurposePower
StatusProposed
Construction costUS$ 812 million
Owner(s)Organisation pour la mise en valeur du fleuve Sénégal
Operator(s)OMVS
Dam and spillways
Type of damRun of river
ImpoundsBafing River
Installed capacity294 megawatts (394,000 hp)
Annual generation888 GWh

Koukoutamba Hydroelectric Power Station is a planned 294 megawatts (394,000 hp) hydroelectric power station, across the Bafing River, a tributary of the Senegal River, in Guinea. The power station is under development by the Organisation pour la mise en valeur du fleuve Sénégal (OMVS), (English: Senegal River Basin Development Authority). OMVS will sell the electricity to the four member electricity utility companies of the organization. Sinohydro, a hydropower engineering and construction company, owned by the Chinese state, was awarded the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract. The US$812 million project is funded by the Exim Bank of China.[1]

Location

The power station would be located in the community of Koukoutamba, in Tougué Prefecture, in the Labé Region of Guinea. Koukoutamba is located approximately 60 kilometres (37 mi) by road, southeast of Tougué the capital of the prefecture.[2] This is about 152 kilometres (94 mi) by road, east of the city of Labé, the regional capital.[3] Koukoutamba is approximately 456 kilometres (283 mi), by road, northeast of the city of Conakry, the country's capital.[4]

Overview

The proposed Koukoutamba Dam will serve multiple purposes. In addition to generating 294 megawatts in clean renewable energy, it will create a reservoir capable of storing of 36,000,000,000 cubic metres (1.271328001974×1012 cu ft) of water. The water stored here will help create benefits in the areas of drinking water, agriculture, livestock farming, fishing and water transport.[1]

The energy generated here will be shared equally among the four electricity utility companies of the member states of the OMVS, the entity that is developing and owns the dam and power station.[1]

Ownership

The table below illustrates the member electricity utility companies of the Organisation pour la mise en valeur du fleuve Sénégal (OMVS), the Senegal River Basin Development Authority, which owns and is developing the Koukoutamba Hydroelectric Power Station.[1][5]

Member Electricity Utility Companies In OMVS
Rank Utility Domicile Share in Koukoutamba HPP Notes
1 National Electricity Corporation of Senegal (Senelec) Senegal 73.5 MW [1][5]
2 Electricité de Guinée (EDG) Guinea 73.5 MW [1][5]
3 Mauritanian Electricity Corporation (Somelec) Mauritania 73.5 MW [1][5]
4 Energie du Mali (EDM) Mali 73.5 MW [1][5]

Construction costs and funding

The engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for this project was awarded to Sinohydro, the Chinese, state-owned hydropower engineering and construction company. The construction budget has been reported as US$812 million.[1][5]

The construction funds will be borrowed from the Exim Bank of China. Once started, construction is expected to take four years.[1][5][6]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Hydropower-Dams (13 March 2019). "Sinohydro to build the 294 MW Koukoutamba dam in Guinea". The International Journal On Hydropower And Dams. Wallington, Surrey, United Kingdom. Retrieved 27 August 2021.
  2. ^ Google (27 August 2021). "Road Distance Between Koukoutamba, Guinea And Tougué, Guinea With Interactive Map" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 27 August 2021.
  3. ^ Google (27 August 2021). "Road Distance Between Koukoutamba, Guinea And Labe, Guinea With Map" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 27 August 2021.
  4. ^ Google (27 August 2021). "Road Distance Between Koukoutamba, Guinea And Conakry, Guinea With Interactive Map" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 27 August 2021.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g Jean Marie Takouleu (4 March 2019). "Guinea: Sinohydro to build the 294 MW Koukoutamba hydroelectric dam". Afrik21.africa. Paris, France. Retrieved 27 August 2021.
  6. ^ Mamadou Oury Diallo (17 March 2021). "In Guinea, environmentalists and locals are divided over the building of a dam near a wildlife park" (Translated from the original French language). Equaltimes.org. Retrieved 27 August 2021.

External links

  • Chinese Dam Project In Guinea Could Kill Up To 1,500 Chimpanzees As of 28 February 2019.
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