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November 22, 2021

Nurek, Tajikistan

By Carmen

Nurek is a 3,000MW hydro power project. It is located on Vakhsh river/basin in Khatlon, Tajikistan. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 1961 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1972.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 3,000 3,000 Active Khatlon, Tajikistan

Description

The project is currently owned by Barki Tojik Open Stock Holding Power.

Nurek is a reservoir based project. The hydro reservoir capacity is 10,500 million cubic meter. The gross head of the project is 275m. Nurek underwent through rehabilitation & modernization during 2009-12; 2019- 2023; 2024-2028. The project generated 11,200 GWh of electricity.

Development Status

The project construction commenced in 1961 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1972.

Contractors Involved

Turboatom was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 1 unit of francis turbine with 320MW nameplate capacity.

Turboatom was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 8 units of francis turbines, each with 335MW 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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