Mangla Hydropower Plant : GE to revamp two more units at Pakistani hydropower project


American multinational conglomerate General Electric (GE) will refurbish two hydropower units (9 & 10) at the Mangla Hydropower Plant situated on the Jhelum River in Pakistan.

The financial terms of the contract were not disclosed.

The refurbishment of the 50-year-old hydropower plant in Pakistan is expected to enhance the lifetime, efficiency, and capacity of the facility by 280MW.

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Under the contract from Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA), GE will design, supply, install, test, and commission the two hydro turbine and generator components.

The Mangla Hydropower Plant, with 10 hydropower turbines, generates renewable energy of 1GW for Pakistan.

GE to revamp two more units at the Mangla Hydropower Plant in Pakistan

GE to revamp two more units at the Mangla Hydropower Plant in Pakistan. Photo courtesy of Renewable Energy World/General Electric.

Pascal Radue — GE Hydro Solutions President and CEO said: “By replacing the units in an existing dam, we can extend the life of a project for another 50 years.

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“We can also increase the capacity of the hydropower plant, to deliver an even larger amount of renewable energy for the country.

“We are thrilled to be partnering further with WAPDA on this project to help accelerate the hydro energy transition in Pakistan.”

Earlier, GE was selected for the ongoing refurbishment of six other units (1 to 6) of the Mangla Hydropower Plant to replace the 100MW units with 135MW units.

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