Karapiro is a 96MW hydro power project. It is located on Waikato river/basin in Waikato, New Zealand. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 1940 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1947.
|Project Type||Total Capacity (MW)||Active Capacity (MW)||Pipeline Capacity (MW)||Project Status||Project Location||Project Developer||Hydropower||96||96||–||Active||Waikato, New Zealand|
The project is currently owned by Mercury NZ.
The net head of the project is 30m. 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 diameter is 6.4m. Karapiro underwent through rehabilitation & modernization during 2021-2024. The project generated 490 GWh of electricity.
The project construction commenced in 1940 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1947.
Andritz Hydro was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 3 units of kaplan turbines, each with 36MW nameplate capacity.
Voith Hydro Holding supplied 3 electric generators for the project.
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