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Voith awarded supply contract for 800-MW Mohmand Dam hydropower in Pakistan

China Gezhouba Group Corporation (CGGC) and Voith Hydro Shanghai Limited (VHS) have entered into an equipment supply contract under which VHS will supply four 200-MW Francis turbine-generator units and online monitoring systems for the 800-MW Mohmand Dam hydropower plant in Pakistan.

A consortium of China Gezhouba Group Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of ENERGY CHINA, and DESCON Power Solutions of Pakistan won the construction contract for the Mohmand Dam hydropower project.

Mohmand Dam hydropower plant is on the Swat River in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province and is the first flagship project funded by the new administration of Pakistan. The project will offer about 6,000 jobs for Pakistan at the peak period of construction and generate an annual average of 2,862 GWh of clean power at full operation. Its annual revenue will be about €320 million (US$377 million).

Pakistan’s Water & Power Development Authority will own and operate the project. The first unit at Mohmand Dam will be commissioned in 2025 and all units will be in commercial operation in 2026.

At the project’s groundbreaking ceremony, Pakistan’s Premier Imran Khan said: “Mohmand hydropower plant has been a dream project for years of both the Pakistan government and the people. The construction is of great significance. Once completed, the project will help mitigate flood disasters, enhance food safety, alleviate power shortage and further drive Pakistan’s social and economic development.”

The Voith Group is a global technology company. The Group Division Voith Hydro is part of the Voith Group and a full-line supplier and partner for equipping hydropower plants.