Shamb is a 171MW hydro power project. It is located on Vorotan river/basin in Syunik, Armenia. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently active. It has been developed in a single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in 1979. Buy the profile here.

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The project was developed by ContourGlobal. ContourGlobal and International Finance are currently owning the project having ownership stake of 80.3% and 19.7% respectively.

Shamb is a reservoir based project. The hydro reservoir capacity is 80 million cubic meter. The total number of penstocks, pipes or long channels that carry water down from the hydroelectric reservoir to the turbines inside the actual power station, are 1 in number. The penstock length is 1,260m. The penstock diameter is 2.2m. Shamb underwent through rehabilitation & modernization during 2021. The project generated 320 GWh of electricity.

Development status

The project got commissioned in 1979.

Contractors involved

Ukrainian Energy Machines was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 2 units of francis turbines, each with 85.5MW nameplate capacity.

Power Machines supplied 2 electric generators for the project. The generator capacity is 107 MVA.

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About ContourGlobal

ContourGlobal Ltd (ContourGlobal) is a wholesale power generation company. It develops, acquires, owns and operates long-term and wholesale contracted or regulated power generation assets. The company has its presence in the entire energy cycle from project permitting, financing, and construction processes to acquiring existing power plants. ContourGlobal owns and operates coal, natural gas, lignite, diesel, fuel oil, wind, solar and hydro based power plants. It serves national grids and utilities that supply to these grids and commercial and industrial customers that receive electricity, steam, water, or CO2 in Europe, South America, Africa, and the Caribbean Islands. ContourGlobal is headquartered in London, Greater London, the UK.

This content was updated on 10 July 2024

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