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January 11, 2022

New Bong Escape, Pakistan

By Carmen

New Bong Escape is an 84MW hydro power project. It is located on Bong Canal/Jhelum river/basin in Azad Kashmir, Pakistan. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 2009 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2013.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 84 84 Active Azad Kashmir, Pakistan Laraib Energy


The project is developed and owned by Laraib Energy.

New Bong Escape is a run-of-river project. The project generated 540 GWh of electricity. The project cost is $235m.

The nameplate capacity of electric generator(s) installed at the site is 23 MVA.

Development Status

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The project construction commenced in 2009 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2013.

Power Purchase Agreement

The power generated from the project is sold to National Transmission & Despatch under a power purchase agreement. The power is sold at the rate of $0.854kWh for a period of 25 years. The contracted capacity is 84MW.

Contractors Involved

Sambu Construction was selected to render EPC services for the hydro power project.

Andritz Hydro was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 4 units of bulb turbines, each with 21MW nameplate capacity.

TNB Remaco Pakistan Private is the O&M contractor for the hydro power project.

About Laraib Energy

Laraib Energy Ltd (LEL), a subsidiary of The Hub Power Co Ltd, is an alternative energy company that develops hydro power projects. The company constructs and develops hydroelectric and river project such as New Bong Escape Hydroelectric Power Complex. LEL’s projects have been developed under build-own-operate-transfer basis. The company’s project is located near the downstream of the Mangla Dam, a multi-purpose water storage project. LEL’s energy is generated by the project evacuated through an in-out connecting arrangement with the double circuit Kharian and Mangla transmission lines. The company serves across Pakistan. LEL is headquartered in Islamabad, Pakistan.


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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