Kathmandu: The 456-megawatt Upper Tamakoshi Hydropower Project (UTHP) has completed the necessary tests of its dam, headworks, descender, and semi-reservoir. The project has constructed a 22-meter-high and 60-meter-wide dam.
Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation Barsha Man Pun, Member of National Planning Commission Krishna Prasad Oli, Managing Director of Nepal Electricity Authority Kul Man Ghising and other officials, including a team of high-level governmental officials, reviewed the technical test of the project.
According to the Minister Pun, the project officials to complete the project within the stipulated timeline by utilizing necessary resources. Ghising added that they are committed to completing the project within the deadline at any cost.
Texmaco Railway Engineering of India is responsible for installing penstock pipes along 373 meters of the vertical tunnel has installed pipes along 145 meters of the tunnel. Likewise, an Austria-based contractor, Andritz Hydro, which is responsible for installing penstock pipes along 310 meters of the tunnel, has completed installing 250 meters of pipes so far. A total of 395 meters of penstock pipes have been installed in the tunnel out of the total length of 683 meters of the vertical tunnel.
According to the revised deadline, which was added for the fourth time in November, the project will generate 76 MegaWatts of power from the first unit of six units by mid-July.