Be the leading power producer in the Great Lakes Region
Sustainably generate Reliable, quality and affordable Electricity for Socio- Economic Development
General Narrative The 600Mw Karuma HPP is located on the Nile River in Kiryandongo District in mid-northern Uganda, 110km downstream of Lake Kyoga, and 270km from Kampala the Capital of Uganda.
Key Dates
  • 12TH August 2013: Construction works launched by President Yoweri .K. Museveni
  • 16th December, 2013: Project Commencement Date

Implementing Agency

Uganda Electricity Generation Company Limited


Sinohydro Corporation Limited

Project Duration

60 months

Project Cost

1.7 Billion Dollars
Government of Uganda  - 15%
EXIM Bank(Loan china)  -  85%

Funding Agency

The People’s Republic of China

Owner's Engineer

Energy Infratech PVT Limited (EIPL)

Project Management Consultant (PMC)

AF - Consult Switzerland Ltd



Expected Completion Date

December 2018

Project Status


Civil Works

Dam: The structure concrete of No.1~No.15 Dam and Stilling 99.5%
Power intake: Excavation of Power Intake 100%
Structure concrete of No.1~No.6 intake tower 98%
Head Race Tunnel (HRT): The lining concrete in horizontal HRT 75%
HRT invert Concrete 90.8% Concrete construction in Pressure shafts 100%
TBT: The lining concrete of TBT 40.84%. TBT invert Concrete 86.25%
Power House Complex: Units concrete up to EL.948.55 51.6%
Main Transformer Cavern 79.3%
Surge Chamber: Tailrace Surge chamber 53.29%
Tailrace Tunnel (TRT): Crown Lining concrete 96.08%
TRT Invert Concrete 45.68%

Approximately 62.6% of the civil works have been certified as completed at February, 2018.

Electromechanical Works

Approximately 1% of electromechanical works have been certified as completed.

Hydro mechanical works

Approximately 11.1% of the hydro mechanical works have been certified as completed.

Transmission line

Transmission line is ongoing by UETCL.

Percentage of All works completed

Total overall completed work is at 75.1 %