GE Renewable Energy , in consortium with Powerchina Zhongnan Engineering Corporation , has announced that it has been selected by Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority ( WAPDA ) to supply six Francis turbines and generators for Stage 1 of the new Dasu hydropower plant in Pakistan.
The Dasu hydropower project will be completed in two stages. The first stage consists of installing a 2160MW hydropower plant on the Indus River, which can be expanded to 4320MW in a second phase. This project is part of the Vision 2025 Programme launched by WAPDA in 2001 and the Government of Pakistan’s Power Policy 2013. The Dasu plant is due to be commissioned in 2026.
GE Renewable Energy’s hydro business will design, supply, install, and commission the six new 360MW Francis turbines and generators, as well as governors and control, and protection systems. GE Grid Solutions will provide the generator circuit breaker.