• Four turbine generator units and online monitoring systems will be provided by Voith by 2026
• The project has high significance for Pakistan and its people
SHANGHAI/BEIJING. On September 30, 2020, China Gezhouba Group Corporation (CGGC) and Voith Hydro Shanghai Limited (VHS) entered into an equipment supply contract in Beijing, under which VHS will supply four 200 MW Francis turbine generator units and online monitoring systems for the Mohmand Dam hydropower plant in Pakistan.
A consortium of China Gezhouba Group Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of ENERGY CHINA, and DESCON Power Solutions of Pakistan won the construction contract for the Mohmand Dam hydropower project in Pakistan. According to the schedule, the first unit will be commissioned in 2025 and all units will be in commercial operation in 2026.
At the project’s groundbreaking ceremony, Pakistan’s Premier Imran Khan said: “Mohmand hydropower plant has been a dream project for years of both the Pakistan government and the people. The construction is of great significance. Once completed, the project will help mitigate flood disasters, enhance food safety, alleviate power shortage and further drive Pakistan’s social and economic development.”
About Pakistan Mohmand Dam hydropower project
Mohmand Dam hydropower plant is situated in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province of Pakistan and is designed for a total capacity of 800 MW. It is the first flagship project funded by the new administration of Pakistan. The project will offer approximately 6,000 jobs for Pakistan at the peak period of construction and generate an annual average of 2,862 GWh of clean power at full operation. In addition, the project will offer 140 million cubic meters of drinking water per year to local citizens. Its annual revenue will be approximately 320 million euros.
About the Voith Group
The Voith Group is a global technology company. With its broad portfolio of systems, products, services and digital applications, Voith sets standards in the markets of energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials and transport & automotive. Founded in 1867, the company today has more than 19,000 employees, sales of € 4.3 billion and locations in over 60 countries worldwide and is thus one of the larger family-owned companies in Europe.
The Group Division Voith Hydro is part of the Voith Group and a leading full-line supplier as well as trusted partner for equipping hydropower plants. Voith develops customized, long-term solutions and services for large and small hydro plants all over the world. Its portfolio of products and services covers the entire life cycle and all major components for large and small hydro plants, from generators, turbines, pumps and automation systems, right through to spare parts, maintenance and training services, and digital solutions for intelligent hydropower.