Operation and maintenance services in Rwanda, East Africa

With a greenfield operation and maintenance (O&M) agreement with Yumn Ltd, Fortum is supporting Rwanda towards higher energy independence.

Rwanda operation and maintenance reference1

Project description

The contract is a five-year agreement. It covers the operation and maintenance (O&M) services of a new 2 x 35 MWe peat-fired power plant, including the technical services and IT tools needed for the plant. In addition, Fortum is responsible for the mobilisation phase of the new power plant. The construction phase has started in 2017.


Power plant: HQ Peat-fired power plant
Location: Rwanda, East Africa near the Burundian border
Capacity: 2 x 35 MWe installed capacity
Site: 4,200 hectares of peat land
Customer, O&M project: Yumn Ltd in Rwanda, Africa. Main owners of Yumn Ltd: Hakan A.S (Turkey) and Quantum (Israel)
Services: Fortum eNext provides operation and maintenance services including technical support and IT tools needed for the plant. In addition, Fortum eNext is responsible for the mobilisation with the O&M team starting at site.
O&M Project duration: Five-year agreement, signed in 2017

Fortum eNext as a partner

Fortum has significant experience in the field of energy and the implementation of projects in different countries. This together with the company's expertise in utilising challenging fuels, such as peat, contributed greatly for the customer's choice of Fortum eNext as the partner.

Fortum is committed to using modern technology to minimise emissions and other impacts of energy production on people and the environment, so the project in Rwanda fits the bill perfectly. The new peat-fired power plant is expected to increase the installed capacity in Rwanda by 40% and will bring more energy independence to the country that uses 100% foreign fuel.

Contact our specialist for more information

Vesa Kollanus

Head of Operations and O&M Services
Tel: +358 40 540 5511
vesa [dot] kollanus [at] fortum [dot] com