BHEL commissions Hydro Power Plant in Rwanda, East Africa

Public sector power equipment maker Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has achieved one more milestone by constructing and successfully commissioning 28 MW (2×14 MW) Nyaborongo Hydro Electric Project in Republic of Rwanda.

BHEL has synchronized both the generating units of this power project with the grid and helped in increasing Rwanda’s generating capacity by 24% from 119 MW to 147 MW.

Nyaborongo Hydro Electric project is owned by the Government of Rwanda and has been financed under the Government of India’s Line of Credit.

It was BHEL’s first order from this East-African country.  Prior to this, the company had already established its presence in a number of African nations like Sudan, Libya, Ethiopia, Egypt, Zambia, Tanzania, Uganda, Nigeria, etc.

BHEL has a vast experience in hydro-electric plants having contracted over 28,000 MW of projects across the globe.  Globally, BHEL has presence in countries like Azerbaijan, Bhutan, Malaysia, Nepal, New Zealand, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand and Vietnam. It is also currently executing Hydro power projects in Afghanistan, DR Congo and Bhutan.

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