Lower Palas Valley is a 665MW hydro power project. It is planned on Indus river/basin in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. 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. Post completion of the construction, the project is expected to get commissioned in 2024. Buy the profile here.

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The project is being developed by Daewoo Engineering & Construction, Korea Water Resources, Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority and Sarhad Hydel Development Organization. Daewoo Engineering & Construction, Korea Water Resources, Pakhtunkhwa Energy Development Organization and Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority are currently owning the project.

Lower Palas Valley is a run-of-river project. The gross head of the project will be 805m. The project is expected to generate 2,590 GWh of electricity.

The hydro power project consists of 3 units of pelton turbines.

Development status

Post completion of the construction, the project is expected to get commissioned in 2024.

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About Daewoo Engineering & Construction

Daewoo Engineering & Construction Co Ltd (Daewoo E&C) is a provider of civil engineering and building work services. It provides a range of engineering, architecture, and construction services to diverse markets. The company carries out construction projects for tunnels, petrochemical plant, industrial facility EPC projects, high-tech complex skyscrapers roads, bridges, railroads, power plants, petrochemical plants, residential, commercial, office and factory buildings. It also develops and sells real estate properties such as apartments; townhouses and villas; studio apartments and urban lifestyle homes; and commercial complexes. The company also manages hotels and other entertainment facilities. It has operations in Nigeria, Algeria, Libya, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iraq, Oman, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia, Korea, and Vietnam. Daewoo E&C is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea.

About Korea Water Resources

Korea Water Resources Corporation (K-water) deals with the development and management of water resources. It constructs, operates, and manages metropolitan waterworks, which include multi-regional and industrial waterworks; basins, rivers, and reservoirs; water treatment plants; industrial complexes and special-purpose zones; local waterworks and sewage treatment; and renewable energy facilities. The company is also engaged in integrated water resource management, waterfront development, clean energy projects, overseas investment projects, membrane filtration for water supply, seawater distillation, and high-quality tap water services. K-water is headquartered in Daejeon, South Korea.

About Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority

Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) is a government-owned public authority responsible for maintaining power and water in Pakistan. It is responsible for the development of hydel power and water sector projects in Pakistan. The authority plans and executes projects and schemes for the generation, transmission and distribution of power; water supply and drainage; flood management; irrigation, inland navigation; and prevention of water logging and reclamation of waterlogged and saline lands. WAPDA is headquartered in Lahore, Pakistan.

This content was updated on 20 July 2023

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