Kikagati Hydropower Project is a 15.5 MW Transboundary Hydropower Plant currently in operation. The power station is located on the Kagera River which is the main tributary to Lake Victoria, along Uganda’s International border with the United Republic of Tanzania. The site is accessible via the Mbarara-Isingiro – Murongo Highway.
Scope of Work
KPCL appointed Fichtner GmbH & Co. KG of Germany as the main consultant who subcontracted Proess to update the Environment and Social Impact Assessment for Kikagati Hydropower Project and prepare ESIAs for ancillary facilities (Access Roads, Workers’ Camp, and Stone Crusher) for the project in Uganda and Tanzania.
The studies were carried out in accordance with the relevant national (Ugandan & Tanzanian) environmental legislation and IFC Performance Standards. These included aquatic ecology assessment, semi-aquatic assessment, ecological flow assessment, biodiversity studies, noise and air quality assessment, socio-economic assessment, and physical cultural heritage assessment.
- Stakeholder Engagement
- Socio-economic Assessment
- Physical Cultural Heritage Assessment
- Biodiversity Assessments (included)
- Aquatic ecology
- Semi-aquatic assessment
- Ecology Flow Assessment
- Air Quality, Noise and Vibration Assessment
- Geophysical and Geological Mapping
Location: Isingiro District, Western Uganda
Client: Kikagati Power Company Limited (KPCL)
Period: 2015 – 2018