Kajaki Addition is a 100MW hydro power project. It is planned on Helmand river/basin in Helmand, Afghanistan. The project is currently in permitting stage. It will be developed in single phase. The project construction is likely to commence in 2026 and is expected to enter into commercial operation in 2028.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 100 100 Permitting Helmand, Afghanistan 77 Construction Contracting & Trading; Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat


The project is being developed by 77 Construction Contracting & Trading and Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat. The project is currently owned by Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat.

The project is expected to generate 493 GWh of electricity. The project cost is expected to be around $300m.

The hydro power project consists of 3 turbines, each with 33.3MW nameplate capacity.

Development Status

The project construction is expected to commence from 2026. Subsequent to that it will enter into commercial operation by 2028.

About 77 Construction Contracting & Trading

77 Construction Contracting & Trading Co (77 Construction), a subsidiary of 77 Construction & Contracting Co, is a construction contracting service provider. The company offers products such as security products, culverts and manholes, concrete walls and columns, concrete electrical poles, pre-cast concrete frames, pre-stressed concrete beam, and hollow concrete. It produces precast concrete units such as T-Walls and other force protection barriers, production and installation of concrete modular buildings, and production of crushed aggregates. 77 Construction provides construction management services. The company constructs roads, earth works, road junctions, bridges, viaducts, hydraulic structures, water works, residential buildings, asphalt pavements, and prefabricated units. 77 Construction is headquartered in Erbil, Iraq.

About Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat

Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS), formerly Da Afghanistan Breshna Moassessa, is a government-owned electric utility company. The company operates and manages electricity generation, transmission and distribution infrastructure throughout Afghanistan. Its generation portfolio includes oil-fired thermal power plants and hydro power plants. Imports meet the major part of the demand for electricity in the country. The company imports electricity from neighboring countries, namely, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Iran to balance energy matrix in Afghanistan. The customer base of DANS includes residential, commercial, industrial and other customers. DABS is headquartered in Kabul, Afghanistan.


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