The project involved environmental assessment and resettlement planning for the proposed Fula Rapids hydropower plant and transmission line in South Sudan. Fula Rapids is planned as a run-of-river project on the Nile River, near the Ugandan border. It includes an intake structure (overflow weir), 950 m headrace canal and a power station with an installed capacity of 40 MW.
The power will be evacuated via a 132 kV overhead transmission line to the capital city Juba. In addition, electricity will be distributed to the nearest town and village.
Scope of work
Multiconsult/NORPLAN prepared the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA), Environmental and Social Management Plan (ESMP) and Resettlement Policy Framework (RPF) for both the hydropower plant and the associated transmission line.
Special emphasis was placed on wildlife conservation in the adjacent Nimule National Park and on the restoration of livelihoods for project-affected persons. The reports were prepared to meet national regulatory requirements as well as international safeguard policies.
- Environmental and Social Impact Assessment
- Environmental and Social Management Plan
- Resettlement Policy Framework