Neelum-Jhelum power project to generate 969 MWs
Islamabad, Jan 20: The construction of Neelum-Jhelum Hydropower Project is expected to be completed in November 2016, which will add 969 megawatt electricity to the country’s transmission system.
Work on the dam was initiated in January 2008 and was set to be completed in June 2013, however, now the project will be completed in 2016 according to the revised scheduled.
The preliminary cost (PC-I) of the project was estimated at Rs 84,502 million.
Rs 8,650 million has been spent on the project so far and the government has allocated Rs1,000 million under Public Sector Development Programme.
The project envisages diversion of Neelum waters through tunnels at Nauseri about 41 km upstream of Muzaffarabad and out falling in Jhelum River at Chatter Kalas in Pakistan Administered Kashmir (PaK) where the powerhouse will be set up.
The project has install capacity of 969 MW and four turbines having 242 MW capacity each and it would generate 5150 million KWH per annum of electricity.
Neelum Jhelum Consultants, a joint venture of M/s NWH Inc. USA, NORPLAN A.S, Norwat, National Engineering Services Pakistan (Pvt.) Limited, Associated Consulting Engineering Pakistan Pvt Limited and National Development Consultants of Pakistan have been appointed for engineering design and supervision as project consultants.
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