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January 5, 2022

Golen Gol, Pakistan

By Carmen

Golen Gol is a 108MW hydro power project. It is located on Golen Gol nullah river/basin in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. The project is currently active. It has been developed in multiple phases. The project construction commenced in 2011 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2018.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 108 108 Active Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority

Description

The project is developed and owned by Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority.

Golen Gol is a run-of-river project. The gross head and net head of the project are 435m and 419m respectively. The penstock diameter is 2.5m. The project generated 436 GWh of electricity. The project cost is $316m.

Development Status

The project construction commenced in 2011 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2018.

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Contractors Involved

Andritz Hydro was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The project consists of 3 units of Pelton turbines, each with 36MW nameplate capacity.

Andritz Hydro supplied electric generator(s) for the Golen Gol (Golen Gol Unit 1). The generator capacity is 44.2 MVA.

Andritz Hydro supplied electric generator(s) for the Golen Gol (Golen Gol Unit 2). The generator capacity is 44.2 MVA.

Andritz Hydro supplied electric generator(s) for the Golen Gol (Golen Gol Unit 3). The generator capacity is 44.2 MVA.

About Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority

Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA), is a government-owned public authority responsible for maintaining power and water in Pakistan. It is responsible for the development of hydel power and water sector projects in Pakistan. The authority plans and executes projects and schemes for the generation, transmission and distribution of power; water supply and drainage; flood management; irrigation, inland navigation; and prevention of water logging and reclamation of waterlogged and saline lands. WAPDA is headquartered in Lahore, Pakistan.

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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