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Bhel Rwanda power plant commissioned

State-run power equipment maker Bhel on Monday said it has commissioned a hydro power project in African country Rwanda.

"BHEL has commissioned the 28 MW Nyaborongo Hydro Electric Project (2x14 MW) in Rwanda," a statement said.

With the commissioning of this plant, the installed generation capacity of Rwanda has gone up by 24 per cent 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, the statement said without elaborating total cost of the project.

Bhel’s scope of work in the contract included turnkey execution for the Nyaborongo hydro power project comprising two hydro generating units of 14 MW each.

Bhel’s hydro installations are working in India, Azerbaijan, Bhutan, Malaysia, Nepal, New Zealand, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand and Vietnam. The company is also currently executing hydro power projects in Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of Congo and Bhutan.

The company has already established presence in other African countries namely — Sudan, Libya, Ethiopia, Egypt, Zambia, Tanzania, Uganda, Nigeria.
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