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January 5, 2022

Gulpur, Pakistan

By Carmen

Gulpur is a 104MW hydro power project. It is located on Poonch river/basin in Azad Kashmir, Pakistan. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 2015 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2020.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 104 104 Active Azad Kashmir, Pakistan Mira Power

Description

The project was developed by Mira Power. Korea South-East Power, Daelim Engineering and LOTTE Engineering & Construction are currently owning the project having ownership stake of 76%, 18% and 6% respectively.

Gulpur is a run-of-river project. The hydro reservoir capacity is 21.893 million cubic meter. The net head of the project is 57.5m. 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 3 in number. The penstock length is 59m. The penstock diameter is 5m. The project generated 465 GWh of electricity. The project cost is $320m.

Development Status

The project construction commenced in 2015 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2020.

Power Purchase Agreement

The power generated from the project is sold to National Transmission & Despatch under a power purchase agreement.

Contractors Involved

Daelim Engineering and LOTTE Engineering & Construction were selected to render EPC services for the hydro power project.

Andritz Hydro was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 2 units of francis turbines, each with 52MW nameplate capacity.

Andritz Hydro supplied 2 electric generators for the project.

About Mira Power

Mira Power Limited is an owner and operator of a 100 MW hydro power project in Gulpur.

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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