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November 5, 2021

Bunji, Pakistan

By Carmen

Bunji is a 7,100MW hydro power project. It is planned on Indus river/basin in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. The project is currently in permitting stage. It will be developed in single phase. Post completion of the construction, the project is expected to get commissioned in 2043.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 7,100 7,100 Permitting Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan China Three Gorges

Description

The project is being developed by China Three Gorges . China Three Gorges and Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority are currently owning the project.

Bunji is a run-of-river project. The hydro reservoir capacity is planned to be 308 million cubic meter. The gross head of the project will be 445m. The project is expected to generate 26,123 GWh of electricity. The project cost is expected to be around $13,500m.

The hydro power project consists of 20 turbines, each with 350MW nameplate capacity.

Development Status

Post completion of the construction, the project is expected to get commissioned in 2043.

About China Three Gorges

China Three Gorges Corp (CTG ) subsidiary of State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council, formerly known as China Three Gorges Project Corp, is a renewable energy company which develops and operates hydropower generation plants. The company’s operations include hydropower project engineering, construction and management, electricity production, and provision of technical services. Its renewable energy business comprises construction, operation and development of solar and wind energy projects. The company develops hydropower projects of Yangtze River and its tributaries. It has operations throughout Asia, Europe, South America, Middle East and Africa. CTG is headquartered in Beijing, China.

Methodology

All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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