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Machinery for Koto HPP delivered, power generation starts soon

By Fatima Javed | Gwadar Pro Aug 30, 2021

The heavy machinery for the 40.8 MW Koto Hydropower Project (HPP) including rotors, stator, the auxiliary and main transformer has been delivered to the site from China. The project is expected to start its power generation soon this year.

Director planning and facilitation at Pakhtunkhwa Energy Development Organization said, “Work on box channel, surge shaft, sand trap and powerhouse are near completion.”

He said, “The prime objective of the implementation of this project is to develop the power potential available in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) province, on a sustainable basis”.

“This will provide cheaper, renewable, environment-friendly and most needed power, keeping in mind the present and future requirements of Pakistan, especially rural and remote areas of KPK”, he added.

The contractors of the project Sichuan-Sarwar-Silian-Chongqing Luyang JV is a joint venture of four companies, three of them are from China and one from Pakistan. JV is currently working on few other projects also based in KPK.

Located in Timergara Dir of KPK province, the hydropower project will supply 40.8 MW of power and generate 205 GWh of energy annually which will assist in meeting the power demand of the country.

The project has long service life as there is no reservoir sedimentation problem. The project will implement several programs that are designed to improve life in the area.

These programmes will provide improved health, education and infrastructure facilities while other programs will provide an alternative source of income and create employment opportunities.

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