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Table 1: Largest projects

Ten largest projects under construction or planned in Africa

Information supplied by Global Data, www.globaldata.com

Name of dam Year of construction Year completed/due Status River/Basin Country Rated capacity/planned MW No of turbine Turbine type Initial operation of hydropower Owner CAPEX US$M
Millenium Dam 2011 2017 Under construction Abay Ethiopia 5250 15 2014 Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation 4710.04
Inga 3 2014 2018 Planned Congo Democratic Republic of Congo 5000 2018 BHP Billion, CRC 5200
Stiegler’s Gorge 2012 2015 Planned Rufiji United Republic of Tanzania 2100 3 Rufiji Basin Development Authority 2000
Gilgel Gibe III 2006 2013 Under construction Omo Ethiopia 1870 10 Francis vertical axis Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation 1750
Gibe IV 2014 Planned Omo Ethiopia 1700 Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation
Karadobi Planned Abbay (Blue Nile) Ethiopia 1600 8 Ministry of Water and Energy
Mphanda Nkuwa 2011 2018 Planned Zambezi Mozambique 1500 4 2015 Mozambique's Energia Capital (40%), Camargo Correa Desenvolvimento Imobiliario SA (40%), Government of Mozambique (20%)
Ingula 2007 2013 Under construction Bramhoek South Africa 1332 4 Pump 2012 Eskom Holdings Ltd 793
Cahora Bassa North 2017 Planned Zambezi Mozambique 1245 Hidroelectrica de Cahora Bassa, SA 800
Song Mbengue Planned Sananga Cameroon 930 Rio Tinto Alcan