This Project involves the establishment of a Gas Bio Methane Power Plant Station of 56 MW at Lake Kivu in Rwanda.
The project consists of the development, construction, operation, and maintenance of four offshore barges for the capture and compression of methane, \ an underwater pipeline, \ an onshore gas plant, and a 56 MW greenfields methane-fired power plant consisting of 19 x 4MW Caterpillar generator sets. The Project is located on the Rwandan side of Lake Kivu in Rubavu District on a peninsula near Busoro, approximately 10 km south of Rubavu. The deepest portions of Lake Kivu contain very large, and increasing, quantities of accumulated methane and carbon dioxide. The Project will be an Independent Power Producer, generating an average of 428 GWh annually for sale to the state-owned Electricity Utility Corporation Ltd. (“EUCL”) under a 25-year Power Purchase Agreement. The electricity produced by the Project will be injected into the national grid and sold to Rwandan end-consumers by EUCL.
ARINT’s involvement in the project at this stage is supplying a Safety Officer for the pre-engineering work and we have also recently completed HAZID and Process HAZOP studies of this project with Global Power of Belgium and Caterpillar of Germany for the initial engineering design. This work is presently being done in Belgium, where after it will move to on site construction in Rwanda, planned for March 2020