• Reference: P-RW-FG0-001
  • Approval date: 03/02/2011
  • Start date: 14/12/2011
  • Appraisal Date: 23/06/2010
  • Status: OngoingOnGo
  • Implementing Agency: KivuWatt Ltd
  • Location: RWANDA


The project involves extraction and separation of methane gas from the bottom of Lake Kivu for the production of up to 100 megawatts of power, installed in two phases. Phase 1 will involve gas extraction using a floating barge located approximately 13 kilometers offshore from the city of Kibuye, the gas will be pumped to shore via a submerged floating pipeline, to be used as fuel input in the power plant. Power will be produced by methane powered reciprocating engine generator sets with combined capacity of 25 megawatts, net output. Phase 2 will comprise three additional gas extraction barges and three more power production blocks with 75 megawatt capacity resulting in 100 megawatts of overall power generation.

Key contacts

DUROWOJU Raubil Olaniyi - OPSD4


Finance source Amount
ADBUSD 15,892,693
DeltaUSD 74,724,885
TotalUSD 90,617,578