WAPDA says 2019 was “historic year” for Pakistan’s hydropower sector

The Pakistan Water & Power Development Authority says 2019 was a historic year for development of water and hydropower resources in Pakistan: Record generation of hydroelectricity was supplied to the National Grid, and construction work on the...

Perspectives: Safe and Sound

The safety of dams is a significant issue globally and one that defies geographic boundaries. After all, the tragic results of a dam failure are essentially the same no matter where in the world that dam is located, such as environmental damage and potential loss of life.
Tarbela Hydropower Project

Extensions to Pakistan’s Tarbela hydropower plant receive additional funding

The World Bank and Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank have partnered to provide US$690 million for the completion of Pakistan's 1,410-MW Tarbela 5th Extension hydropower project.

Sinohydro issues notice of contract suspension in work on 1,410-MW Tarbela-4 hydro project

Sinohydro has issued a contract suspension notice to Pakistan’s Water and Power Development Authority for the 1,410-MW Tarbela-4 extension project, according to The Express Tribune.
Tarbela Hydropower Plant

Sinohydro suspends work at Pakistan’s 1,400-MW Tarbela 4 hydroelectric plant following worker deaths

Chinese construction firm Sinohydro has suspended work on an extension at Pakistan's Tarbela 4 hydropower plant, following the death of six people over the weekend.
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Interest high in Pakistani technical school’s new small hydropower program

Leaders from Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority are hoping a new program will help open the region's hydroelectric power potential.

Pakistan’s 1,300-MW Tarbela 5th Extension hydropower project receives next-to-last approval

Pakistan's 1,300-MW Tarbela Dam 5th Extension hydropower project received consent from the government's Central Development Working Party earlier this week, leaving approval by the Executive Committee of National Economic Council as its final hurdle.
Tarbela Hydropower Project

Pakistan seeks power swing control for 3,480-MW Tarbela Dam, electrical equipment for 1,410-MW Tarbela...

Pakistan's Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) seeks bids to supply compressors for controlling a power swing phenomenon of turbines at the 3,480-MW Tarbela Dam hydroelectric project on the Indus River.

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News on the global hydroelectric industry from March-April 2015

Pakistan seeks circuit breakers, transformers for 3,480-MW Tarbela hydro project

Pakistan's Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) seeks bids to supply replacement circuit breakers, disconnect switches, and current transformers at the 3,480-MW Tarbela hydroelectric project on the Indus River.