GE Renewable Energy, in consortium with Powerchina Zhongnan Engineering Corporation Limited, is to supply six Francis turbines and generators for Stage 1 of the new Dasu hydropower plant in Pakistan.
The Dasu hydropower project, being developed by the Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA), is one of the most important power generation projects in the country. The plant will help generate clean electricity, ushering in a new era of socio-economic potential and development in remote areas.
The project will be completed in two stages. The first stage consists of installing a 2160MW hydropower plant on the Indus River, which could be expanded to 4320MW in a second phase. This project is part of the Vision 2025 Program launched by WAPDA in 2001 and the Government of Pakistan’s Power Policy 2013, and is expected to be commissioned in 2026.
GE Renewable Energy’s hydro business is responsible for the design, supply, supervision, installation, and commissioning of the six new 360MW Francis turbines and generators, as well as the governors and control, and protection systems. GE Grid Solutions will provide the Generator Circuit Breaker.