Sharmai is a 150MW hydro power project. It is planned on Panjkora river/basin in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. The project is currently in permitting stage. It will be developed in single phase. Post completion of the construction, the project is expected to get commissioned in 2023.

Project TypeTotal Capacity (MW)Active Capacity (MW)Pipeline Capacity (MW)Project StatusProject LocationProject DeveloperHydropower150-150PermittingKhyber Pakhtunkhwa, PakistanSapphire Electric; Sinohydro


The project is being developed by Sapphire Electric and Sinohydro. The project is currently owned by Pakhtunkhwa Energy Development Organization.

Sharmai is a run-of-river project. The hydro reservoir capacity is planned to be 32.2 million cubic meter. The gross head and net head of the project will be 220m and 196.6m respectively. 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, is expected to be 1 in number. The penstock length will be 849m. The project is expected to generate 682 GWh of electricity. The project cost is expected to be around $400.7m.

The hydro power project consists of 2 turbines, each with 75MW nameplate capacity.

Development Status

Post completion of the construction, the project is expected to get commissioned in 2023.

About Sinohydro

Sinohydro Corp Ltd (Sinohydro), a subsidiary of Power Construction Corporation of China, is a state-owned engineering and construction company executing large- and medium-scale hydropower projects. Its portfolio of services includes general construction; engineering, procurement and construction (EPC); and investment. The company carries out the construction of water conservancy, hydropower stations, power, transportation, civil work, mining, and real estate projects. The company also offers project financing, design, implementation, and operation of infrastructures such as power, transportation, civil work, mining, and real estate. The company has regional offices in several countries across Asia-Pacific, Africa, America, Eurasia, West Asia, and North Africa. Sinohydro is headquartered in Beijing, China.


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