Kajaki is a 51.5MW hydro power project. It is located on Helmand river/basin in Helmand, Afghanistan. The project is currently active. It has been developed in multiple phases. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in 1975.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 51.5 51.5 Active Helmand, Afghanistan Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat


The project is developed and owned by Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat.

Kajaki is a reservoir based project. Kajaki (Kajaki Unit-1, 3) underwent through rehabilitation & modernization during 2005; 2009.

Development Status

The project got commissioned in 1975.

Contractors Involved

Kajaki (Kajaki Unit 2) is equipped with Sichuan Dongfeng Electric Machinery Works turbine. The phase consists of 1 turbine with 18.5MW nameplate capacity.

Kajaki (Kajaki Unit-1, 3) is equipped with Voith Hydro Holding turbines. The phase consists of 2 turbines, each with 16.5MW nameplate capacity.

Sichuan Dongfeng Electric Machinery Works and Westinghouse Electric have supplied 1 and 2 generators, respectively.

About Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat

Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS), formerly Da Afghanistan Breshna Moassessa, is a state-owned power utility company. It operates and manages electricity generation, transmission and distribution infrastructure throughout Afghanistan. Its generation portfolio includes oil-fired thermal power plants and hydro power plants. The company also manages national power grid and allied infrastructure in the country. It imports electricity from neighbouring countries such as Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Iran to balance energy matrix in the country. Its customer base includes residential, commercial, industrial and others. DABS is headquartered in Kabul, Afghanistan.


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