Gabral-Kalam is an 88MW hydro power project. It is planned on Swat river/basin in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. The project is currently in permitting stage. It will be developed in single phase. The project construction is likely to commence in 2025 and is expected to enter into commercial operation in 2027.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 88 88 Permitting Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan Swat Hydropower


The project is being developed and currently owned by Swat Hydropower.

Gabral-Kalam is a run-of-river project. The gross head and net head of the project will be 161m and 153m respectively. The penstock length will be 65m. The penstock diameter will be 4m. The project is expected to generate 339 GWh of electricity. The project cost is expected to be around $249.5m.

The hydro power project consists of 1 turbine with 13MW nameplate capacity.

The hydro power project consists of 2 turbines, each with 37.5MW nameplate capacity.

Development Status

The project construction is expected to commence from 2025. Subsequent to that it will enter into commercial operation by 2027.

About Swat Hydropower

Swat Hydropower Ltd (Swat Hydropower) is power generation company which construct, own and operate the hydroelectric project. The company is located in Pakistan.


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