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November 26, 2021

Siah Bishe, Iran

By Carmen

Siah Bishe is a 1,040MW hydro power project. It is located on Chalus river/basin in Mazandaran, Iran. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 1985 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2013.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 1,040 1,040 Active Mazandaran, Iran

Description

The project is currently owned by Iran Water and Power Resources Development.

Siah Bishe is a pumped storage project. The gross head and net head of the project are 520.8m and 504m 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, are 4 in number. The project cost is $380m.

Development Status

The project construction commenced in 1985 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2013.

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Contractors Involved

Farab and Poyry were selected to render EPC services for the hydro power project.

Voith Hydro Holding was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 4 units of francis turbines, each with 260MW nameplate capacity.

Voith Hydro Holding supplied 4 electric generators for the project. The generator capacity is 260 MVA.

Methodology

All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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