Project Highlight: Isimba Hydropower Station Uganda

June 26th, 2019

In March 2019, President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda, inaugurated the third largest Hydro-Power Plant in the country. This large-scale infrastructure allows Uganda to expand its hydropower network by an additional 183 megawatts.

During the facility’s construction, which started in October 2013, Bolloré Logistics played a significant role in the project’s development by being the main heavy lift logistics partner appointed by the facility’s contractor.

Along the five-year construction period, Bolloré Logistics handled more than 413 TEUs and 7,847 MT of cargo which included turbines and transformer parts, building equipment and accessories. The cargo was transported from the port of Mombasa in Kenya to the project site in Kayunga, Kamuli District, and located 1,124 kilometers apart.

The largest cargo handled during the project was composed of two turbine runners each weighing 85 metric tons, measuring 3 meters in width and 3.7 meters in height. Bolloré Logistics Projects experts ensured the safe and on-time delivery of the transformer’s equipment to the client’s site by using specific dedicated equipment’s such as 20 meters extendable semi-trailers & modular trailers.

Through the completion of this landmark project, Bolloré Logistics teams proudly expressed their readiness to support Uganda’s national efforts towards expanding access to electricity in the country.


About Bolloré Transport & Logistics in Uganda

Bolloré Transport & Logistics was established in Uganda in 1968 as a long-haul transporter and customs agent. 51 years later, the Company has grown in leaps and bounds offering a wide scope of services including Multimodal Transport, Customs and Regulatory Compliance, Contract Logistics, Global Supply Chain and Industrial Projects.

The company is a global top 10 transport and logistics operator with 36,500 employees spread across 107 countries on five continents. Through our four business lines, Bolloré Ports, Bolloré Railways, Bolloré Energy and Bolloré Logistics, we are today working in synergy to deliver a turnkey service offer to our customers globally.

Key Figures
  • 20%

    More fuel-efficient for the Boeing 787 and the Airbus A350

  • 70%

    of Urbanisation is expected by 2050

  • 27

    mega-cities are expected by 2050, with at least 10 million people, compared to 1...

  • +18,4%

    of growth for E-commerce retail market in Europe in 2015

  • 82%

    of goods are moved by road

  • 1 billion

    Population in Africa

  • 60%

    of Africa’s population will be urbanized by 2050

  • 7,5%

    of growth for Indian GDP in 2014

  • 4,9%

    of growth for African GDP in 2016

  • 6,1%

    of growth for East Asian GDP in 2015, the world’s fastest-growing region

  • 19 224 teus

    transported by the MSC Oscar, the largest container ship in the world

  • 396 m

    is the size of the MSC Oscar ship

  • 120 h

    is the Non-Stop Flight Record done by Solar Impulse

  • 4,5%

    of growth in 2015 for Global Airfreight demand