Dokan is a 400MW hydro power project. It is located on Lesser Zab river/basin in Sulaymaniyah, Iraq. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project commenced construction in 1954.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 400 400 Active Sulaymaniyah, Iraq Technopromexport


The project was developed by Technopromexport and is currently owned by Government of Iraq.

Dokan is a reservoir based project. The hydro reservoir capacity is 6,140 million cubic meter. The gross head of the project is 95m. The total number of penstocks, pipes or long channels that carry water down from the hydroelectric reservoir to the turbines inside the actual power station, are 5 in number. The penstock diameter is 3.65m. Dokan underwent through rehabilitation & modernization during 2007-2013. The project generated 1,130 GWh of electricity.

The project has 5 electric generators installed at the site.

Development Status

The project commenced construction in 1954.

Contractors Involved

Power Machines was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 5 units of francis turbines, each with 81.7MW nameplate capacity.

About Technopromexport

Technopromexport, a subsidiary of Prominvest of Rostec State Corporation, is a state owned engineering company that specializes in the construction of power projects. The company carries out the construction of various energy facilities including thermal power plants such as combined-cycle, gas-turbine, geothermal and diesel; hydroelectric power plants; RES based plants; power transmission lines and substations; geothermal power plants; and facilities for oil & gas, petrochemical and chemical industries. Technopromexport is headquartered in Moscow, Russia.


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