Moinak is a 300MW hydro power project. It is located on Charyan river/basin in Almaty, Kazakhstan. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 2006 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2012.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 300 300 Active Almaty, Kazakhstan Samruk-Energy


The project is developed and owned by Samruk-Energy. The company has a stake of 51%.

The hydro reservoir capacity is 238 million cubic meter. The net head of the project is 522m. The project generated 1.027 GWh of electricity. The project cost is $62.5m.

Development Status

The project construction commenced in 2006 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2012.

Contractors Involved

Andritz Hydro was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 2 units of pelton turbines, each with 150MW nameplate capacity.

Harbin Electric Machinery supplied 2 electric generators for the project.

About Samruk-Energy

Samruk-Energy (Samruk), a subsidiary of Samruk-Kazyna, is vertically integrated power holding company. It carries out the production of electricity and heat, transmission, distribution and sale of electricity; production of thermal coal. Samruk also administers the reduction of electricity loss in power grids, minimization of negative impact on the environment, reduction of specific fuel consumption and optimization of equipment operation modes, operation of energy equipment, and restoration, modernization and reconstruction of existing and new generating facilities. The company serves industrial, budgetary, household and other consumers in the Republic of Kazakhstan. Samruk is headquartered in Astana, Astana, the Republic of Kazakhstan.


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