Lubi River

Kasai Province, Democratic Republic of Congo
Project Stats
Turbine Supply:
Project Developer:
4.5 MW
10 m (33 ft)
Number of RHT Units:
RHT Unit Diameter:
1.9 m (6 ft)
RHT Unit Type:
Commission Date:
expected 2024

The Lubi River project is the first of 33 sites in the Democratic Republic of Congo that will use Natel's RHT design, as part of our partnership with Symbion Power and MyHydro. The Lubi River installation is near Mbuji-Mayi in the Kasai Province, where grid electricity is not available and the population exceeds more than 4 million people. According to the World Bank, less than 10% of Kasai Province residents have access to electricity. The project, scheduled to begin production in 2024, will feature four 1.9 meter (6 foot) diameter RHTs and generate approximately 4.5 MW of electricity.

For MyHydro’s inaugural project, Natel will deliver four 1.9 meter diameter turbines to build the company’s first site on the Lubi River in Africa's Democratic Republic of the Congo.