USAID provides Tarbela hydro project rehab funding in Pakistan

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has released US$6.66 million to the Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority for repair and rehabilitation of the Tarbela hydropower station.

USAID signed an agreement with WAPDA to provide a financial assistance amounting to US$16.5 million for Tarbela Power Station. The assistance is to be utilized for repair and rehabilitation of three units of the powerhouse.

Rehabilitation of the three units will add another 60 MW to the installed capacity of Tarbela, which is 3,478 MW at present. The major activities of rehabilitation work include replacement of class-B stator winding of the three units with superior class-F insulation winding.

The repair and rehabilitation work of Tarbela station is expected to be completed by end of the year 2011.

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