THE PROJECT

More than half of total energy available in Rwanda is generated using expensive Heavy Fuel Oil (HFO) or diesel power plants. HQ Peat Power Plant therefore represents a unique alternative.

PEAT PRODUCTION

THE PROJECT FIELD
Peat has been identified as one of the strategic energy resources in the country.
HQ Power project manage a concession of 4,200 ha located in Southern Rwanda alongside the Akanyaru river and the border with Burundi.
Unlike other foreign peatlands, the peat production does not request any forest clearcutting in Rwanda.
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METEOROGICAL DATA

The climate in Rwanda is temperate with two dry seasons. The first one from June to September/October and the second from January to February. Peat harvesting is expected to take place during this periods

METEO
PEAT HARVESTING

The peat harvesting is done utilising the dry method The peat bog is surrounded by ditches and protected against flooding by high vegetal walls. The peat production field is constructed by a special tractor and equipment called base-machine.

3- STEP MILLED PEAT METHOD
1- Milling/harrowing :

A 20 mm layer of moss is removed with end mills and travel up to half of the checks.

2- Drying :

The peat is turned with a gear called turner. After one to three days, the peat is dry enough to be towed.

3- Towing :

The dry peat is scraped into windrows on every check. Then, it is collected and transported to stockpiles in trailers fitted with pater-noster works and large cargo space.

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POWER PLANT

When commissioned in 2019,

HQ Power will become the biggest Peat Power Plant in Africa

BUBBLING FLUIDIZED BED BOILER

The Bubbling Fluidized Bed Boiler is produced by one of the world top supplier, Austrian company Andritz. This is the best technology for combustion of a wide range of fuels for steam and power generation. The high heat capacity evens out the fluctuations caused by fuel quality variation and effectively maintains combustion. The boiler is equipped with emission reduction technologies. 

PLANT PERFORMANCE
PROJECT DEVELOPMENT TIMELINE

PARTNERS

OUR RWANDA PARTNERS
reg
Rwanda Energy Group

Rwanda Energy Group EWSA is a company that distributes power and water in Rwanda.  As a national utility, the company has been in existence since 1976 as ELECTROGAZ. EWSA’s obligations include Coordination of all activities related with programmes aimed at development and exploitation of energy sources, Proper management of electricity infrastructure, gas, petroleum products, water and sanitation.

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mininfra
Ministry of infrastructures

Rwanda ministry of Infrastructure mission is to develop sustainable power generation facilities to supply clean, cost-effective and uninterrupted energy for the country

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minister
Ministry of Natural Resources

The Ministry of Natural Resources shall have the mission to ensure the protection and conservation of the environment and ensure optimal and rational utilization of natural resources for sustainable national development.

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rdb
Rwanda Development Board

The scope of our work includes all aspects related to the development of the private sector. This involves working with and addressing the needs of companies of all sizes (large, SMEs) and both local and foreign investors

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Rwanda Environment Management Authority

REMA is a non-sectorial institution mandated to facilitate coordination and oversight of the implementation of national environmental policy and the subsequent legislation. REMA has a key role to play towards the achievement of the national goal of sustainable development as set in out in the National Developement Vision 2020.

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giras
Gisagara district

Gisagara is a district in Southern Province, Rwanda. Its headquarters is Ndora. The district lies just to the East of Butare city, along the border with Burundi. Gisagara district is divided into 13 sectors including Mamba, location of HQ.

OUR ADVISORY PARTNERS
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THEMIS

Project development & transaction advisor THEMIS Advisory LLC, founded in 2013, is a Project development company, whose main objective is the structuring and financing of economic (power and transport) and industrial (heavy industries) infrastructure assets. THEMIS operates in Africa, with a specific focus on transitioning countries in the Sub Saharan Africa region

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SWECO

Sweco delivers qualified consulting services with a high knowledge content throughout the client’s project chain, from feasibility studies, analyses and strategic planning to engineering, design and project management.

 

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CLIFFORD CHANCE

Clifford Chance LLP is a multinational law firm headquartered in London, United Kingdom. It is one of the ten largest law firms in the world measured both by number of lawyers and revenue.

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Trust law chambers

Trust Law Chambers is a leading law firm in Rwanda and prides itself in providing world-class advice on all areas corporate and commercial law.

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wes
Wes Consult

Local environmental and social consultant

 

EPC Contractor
Boiler Partner
SP
SP GROUP

SP Group is a 150 years old conglomerate with a wide range of services ranging from construction to manufacturing and various services. The groups has an annual turnover of USD 2.3billion. As an EPC Contractor, SP Group has a global presence, including in Africa with a ranking of 111 in the ENR Ranking of Top 250 Global Contractors, 2014.”

For more information http://www.shapoorji.in

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ANDRITZ

ANDRITZ will supply the two Fluidized Bed Boilers that are the most critical elements of the power plant, converting peat into steam at 520°C and 80 bars. ANDRITZ offers technologies for producing steam and electricity from renewable fuels as well as the efficient use of traditional fossil fuels (coal, biomass, process gases, black liquor, and refuse-derived fuels). The publicly listed technology Group is headquartered in Graz, Austria, and has a staff of almost 25,000 employees. ANDRITZ operates over 250 sites worldwide and boast an annual turnover of EUR 5.8 billion.

For more information http://www.andritz.com

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