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January 17, 2022

Middle Marsyangdi, Nepal

By Carmen

Middle Marsyangdi is a 70MW hydro power project. It is located on Marsyangdi river/basin in Gandaki, Nepal. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 2001 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2008.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 70 70 Active Gandaki, Nepal

Description

The project is currently owned by Nepal Electricity Authority.

Middle Marsyangdi is a run-of-river project. The hydro reservoir capacity is 1.65 million cubic meter. The gross head of the project is 108m. 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 1 in number. The penstock length is 385m. The penstock diameter is 4.6m. The project generated 380 GWh of electricity. The project cost is $173m.

Development Status

The project construction commenced in 2001 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2008.

Contractors Involved

Voith Hydro Holding was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 2 units of francis turbines, each with 35MW nameplate capacity.

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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