Hydro–Power New 60–Megawatt Hydropower Project in India to Start Operations

Editor: Dominik Stephan

India's state–owned NHPC and Hindustan Construction Company are about to start up the first 60-megawatt (MW) unit at the Uri II hydropower station in March 2013 – one month behind the schedule: Heavy rainfall and floods, but also civil disturbances had troubled the construction from the beginning on.

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New hydropower project in India
New hydropower project in India
(Picture: NHPC)

Delhi/India – The whole project will involve a 52–meter–high, concrete gravity dam with four spillways, powering four vertical Francis hydro turbines units. The construction for the units began in March 2006.

HCC provides the civil engineering for the project while Alstom India provides electromechanical assets.

NHPC already operates several hydro–power stations with a total generating capacity of 5,526 MW. Currently, the company is pursuing clearances for additional 9,651 MW.