Hela is a 168MW hydro power project. It is planned on Tagari river/basin in Hela, Papua New Guinea. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently at the permitting stage. It will be developed in a single phase. The project construction is likely to commence in 2028 and is expected to enter into commercial operation in 2031. Buy the profile here.

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The project is being developed by Innovative Agro Industry, Sydlan and TBEA. These companies also have ownership stakes in the project.

Hela is a run-of-river project. The net head of the project will be 283m.

The hydro power project consists of 3 turbines, each with 56MW nameplate capacity.

Development status

The project construction is expected to commence from 2028. Subsequent to that it will enter into commercial operation by 2031.

Contractors involved

Magnolia Innovation is expected to render engineering procurement construction services for the hydro power project.

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About Innovative Agro Industry

Innovative Agro Industry Ltd (IAI), formerly Champion No. 71 Ltd, is an agriculture project development company in Papua New Guinea. The company carries out various projects that include farming, poultry, processing, greenhouses, and dairy, among others. It offers milk, yogurts, eggs, ice cream, vanilla, poultry, and juice and water drinks products. IAI also offers fruits and vegetables such as potato, taro, citrus, lemons, limes, oranges, tangerines, strawberries, onions, carrots, capsicums, cucumbers, lettuce, and others. The company provides processing, distribution, and marketing services. It markets products under various brand names including Ilimo, Kuk, Jiwaka Produce, Wigman, Joi, Sirunki Farm, Mount Fubilan, Fly Vanilla, 9 Mile Farm, and Sepik Fresh. The company operates through a network of agro-industrial centers (AIC) across Papua New Guinea. IAI is headquartered in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.

About TBEA

TBEA Co Ltd (TBEA) is a provider of power generation, power transmission, renewable energy, and other energy solutions. The company provides products such as transformers, electric wires and cables, integrated substation automation products and others. It offers services such as survey, design consulting, plant construction, installation, commissioning, operation, maintenance and training solutions. The company has expertise in the construction of power stations, mountain power stations, fishing-farming-solar complementary power stations, and commercial, residential roof power stations. The company offers its products and services in various countries including Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Pakistan, Russia, Brazil, Mongolia and the US. TBEA is headquartered in Changji, China.

This content was updated on 10 November 2023

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