MHI's Condition Assessment at the Bumbuna Hydro Electric Plant

On behalf of of the Government of Sierra Leone, the Ministry of Energy selected MHI (in association with Hatch) to perform services related to 2-damaged turbines at the Bumbuna Hydro Electric Plant. The overarching objective of this project was to return the turbines to service, as efficiently as possible and in a manner that promoted reliability.

MHI conducted a plant inspection and root cause analysis, followed by a review of the electrical plant and power system, and a report on its electrical findings. MHI also performed a review of the operating model and the operator. The reviews produced by MHI, in conjunction with Hatch, provided a strong basis for MHI’s recommendations on the operation and maintenance of this plant, as well as its development into the future.

This project commenced in July 2013.