Zutari was appointed by Ngali Energy as the Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management (EPCM) contractor responsible for the detailed design of the 2.3 MW Ntaruka “A” hydropower project located on the Akanyaru River, in the Southern Province of Rwanda.
The scheme consists of the Ntaruka ‘A’ Small Hydropower (SHP) project comprising a small 7 m high dam wall, a desanding chamber, 35 m in length and 12 m wide; a 420 m long conveyance canal carrying the 12.6 m³/s flow-rate; a forebay with a reject structure followed by a single penstock of 2.2 m in diameter to the power station housing a 2.3 MW vertical Kaplan turbine.
The scope includes the entire design optimisation and detailed design, the detailed geotechnical investigation preparation of tender documentation and all necessary procurement for the EPCM solution as well as the supervision of the construction, factory acceptance tests and coordination of the commissioning of the plant.
*The Aurecon Africa business has been officially renamed Zutari as at 21 July 2020. Zutari acquired Aurecon Middle East on 20 November 2020.