Imboulou is a 120MW hydro power project. It is planned on Lefini river/basin in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently at the partially active stage. It will be developed in multiple phases. The project construction is likely to commence in 2005 and is expected to enter into commercial operation in 2010. Buy the profile here.

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The project is being developed by Sinohydro and is currently owned by China National Machinery Import & Export with a stake of 100%.

The hydro reservoir capacity is planned to be 584 million cubic meter. The total number of penstocks, pipes or long channels that carry water down from the hydroelectric reservoir to the turbines inside the actual power station, is expected to be 4 in number. The project is expected to generate 876 GWh of electricity.

Imboulou (Imboulou Active) consists of 3 units of kaplan turbines with 30MW nameplate capacity.

Imboulou (Imboulou Under Rehab) consists of 1 unit of kaplan turbine with 30MW nameplate capacity.

The project consists of 4 generators.

Development status

The project construction is expected to commence from 2005. Subsequent to that it will enter into commercial operation by 2010.

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About Sinohydro

Sinohydro Corp Ltd (Sinohydro), a subsidiary of Power Construction Corporation of China, is a state-owned engineering and construction company executing large- and medium-scale hydropower projects. Its portfolio of services includes general construction; engineering, procurement and construction (EPC); and investment. The company carries out the construction of water conservancy, dam construction, hydropower stations, power, transportation, civil work, mining, and real estate projects. The company also offers project financing, design, implementation, and operation of infrastructures such as power, transportation, civil work, mining, and real estate. The company has regional offices in several countries across Asia-Pacific, Africa, Eurasia, America, West Asia, and North Africa. Sinohydro is headquartered in Beijing, China.

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This information is drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center, which provides detailed profiles of over 170,000 active, planned and under construction power plants worldwide from announcement through to operation across all technologies and countries worldwide.