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Hope as Isimba dam nears completion

The project covers approx.3, 000 acres of land and comprises of concrete gravity dam, a clay-core rock fill dam, spillways, electro-mechanical equipment, switching stations and auxiliary power transmission works.

The concrete dam, located on the left side, consist of a reservoir retaining structure in front of the erection bay, while the rock fill type with central clay core right dam provide storage for emergency gates and stop logs.

The dam’s external switchyard is situated at the left bank of the river, and it is already connected to the Power House with four overhead lines.

Once the power has been generated in the Power House, it will be sent to the switchyard, and later transmitted to the substation at Bujagali hydropower station through a 132kV Isimba-Bujagali double circuit transmission line.

The project will also include the construction of a bridge across the river a few metres from the dam to connect Kayunga and Kamuli districts.


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