Tarbela is a 6,418MW 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 partially active stage. It will be developed in multiple phases. The project construction is likely to commence in 1968 and is expected to enter into commercial operation in 1977. Buy the profile here.

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Development status

The project construction is expected to commence from 1968. Subsequent to that it will enter into commercial operation by 1977.

Contractors involved

Tarbela (Tarbela Active Units) will be equipped with DBS Escher Wyss francis turbines. The phase consists of 2 turbines with 175MW nameplate capacity.

Tarbela (Tarbela Active Units) will be equipped with DBS Escher Wyss francis turbines. The phase consists of 4 turbines with 432MW nameplate capacity.

Tarbela (Tarbela Active Units) will be equipped with Dominion Engineering Works francis turbines. The phase consists of 4 turbines with 175MW nameplate capacity.

Tarbela (Tarbela Active Units) will be equipped with Hitachi Mitsubishi Hydro francis turbines. The phase consists of 4 turbines with 175MW nameplate capacity.

Tarbela (Tarbela IV) will be equipped with Voith Hydro Holding francis turbines. The phase consists of 3 turbines with 470MW nameplate capacity.

Tarbela (Tarbela V) will be equipped with Harbin Electric turbines. The phase consists of 3 turbines, each with 510MW nameplate capacity.

Canadian General Electric, Hitachi Mitsubishi Hydro, Siemens, Voith Hydro Holding and Harbin Electric will supply 4, 6, 4, 3 generators, respectively.

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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 22 April 2024

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