Shamkir is a 380MW hydro power project. It is located on Kura river/basin in Ganja-Gazakh, Azerbaijan. 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 1982. Buy the profile here.


The project is currently owned by AzerEnerji.

The hydro reservoir capacity is 1,420 million cubic meter. The net head of the project is 47.5m. The project generated 772 GWh of electricity.

Development status

The project got commissioned in 1982.

Contractors involved

Ukrainian Energy Machines was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 2 units of kaplan turbines, each with 195MW nameplate capacity.

NPO Elsib supplied 2 electric generators for the project. The generator capacity is 224 MVA.

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