Jacobsen elektro
Ringeriksveien 16
N-3400 Lier NORWAY

Phone +47 3222 9300
Fax    +47 3222 9301
E-mail  mail@jel.no 

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Namanve 50 MW Thermal Power Plant, Uganda

  Successful project - in good time    
  On the 5th of November 2008, H.E. President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni officially commissioned the Namanve 50 MW Thermal Power Plant built by Jacobsen elektro. The construction of the power plant started 1st of November 2007 and it went into commercial operation already the 16th of September 2008, a month ahead of schedule.

The plant is located in Namanve, Mukono district, just outside Kampala, and it comprises seven 18V32 Wärtsilä engines that produces a total of 50 MW. The power is transferred through two 11/33kV transformers to the adjacent substation, and fed into the transmission system. Jacobsen Uganda Power Plant Company (JUPPCL) will own, operate and transfer the plant to the Government of Uganda, after a period of six years.

  H.E. President Yoweri Kaguta
  Museveni starting the production
  The station is now in operation

Jacobsen elektro - a turn key supplier

Namanve Power Plant is a turn-key project which aims to reduce the lack of installed electric capacity in Uganda. The Power Plant was designed and supplied by Wärtsilä Finland OY. Jacobsen elektro has handled the financing, the specification, purchase, logistics, site organisation, installation, the final commissioning and start-up. Jacobsen elektro also designed and supplied the electrical interconnection with the Utility.

Solid experience
Namanve Power Plant demonstrates the oustanding ability of Jacobsen elektro to deliver turn-key generation plants, including financing and project management. Jacobsen elektro has long experience from projects in Africa, Asia and Europe. In Uganda, Jacobsen elektro has been present since 1998 as a turnkey contractor for substation refurbishment and supply of electrical equipment.