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Harbin company helps Pakistan expand hydropower station

Updated : 2021-08-20

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A view of Pakistan's largest and most important hydropower station [Photo/Ice City Plus]

The fifth phase of an expansion project on the largest hydropower station in Pakistan has recently begun.

Harbin Electric International Co, a company based in Harbin, capital of China's northernmost Heilongjiang province, joined in the expansion of the hydropower station.

The Tarbela project is located to the northwest of Pakistan's capital of Islamabad. It is Pakistan's largest and most important power supply base and is known as the "Three Gorges" of Pakistan.

The main uses of the hydropower station include irrigation, power generation, flood control, and more, and it accounts for one-third of all power generated in Pakistan annually. 

The expansion project includes the design, manufacture, supply, installation, testing, and commissioning of three 470MW Francis turbine generator sets and ancillary equipment. 

The project will go on for 36 months and is scheduled to begin generating power in 2024.

It will be able to generate 1.34 billion kilowatt-hours of clean energy to Pakistan each year, which will further increase the proportion of clean energy in Pakistan, reduce dependence on non-renewable energy and imported energy, and optimize Pakistan's energy structure.