Nepal - Puwa Khola 1 and Upper Mailung A

ANDRITZ HYDRO’s Mini Compact Hydro business made its first breakthrough in the Francis and Pelton turbine business in Nepal by signing two contracts.

ANDRITZ HYDRO has signed a first contract with M/s Puwa Khola One Hydro Power Pvt Ltd. for the supply and supervision of installation and commissioning of two horizontal 2 MW Francis turbines for the Puwa Khola 1 hydropower plant in Nepal. HPP Puwa Khola 1 is located near the towns of Shanti Danda and Barbote in the Eastern Development Region. The project is scheduled to be put into commercial operation in 2016.

The second Nepalese contract was awarded to ANDRITZ HYDRO by M/s Energy Engineering Pvt Ltd. for the supply and supervision of installation, and commissioning of two horizontal, two-jet Pelton turbines at Upper Mailung A hydropower plant. HPP Upper Mailung A is located on the river Mailung about 180 km from Kathmandu. It will have a total installed capacity of 6.42 MW.

Both projects are an important success for ANDRITZ HYDRO in this region, strengthening its globally leading position in the range of electro-mechanical equipment for mini-scale hydropower plants and will pave the way to the Nepalese hydropower market.

Technical data

Puwa Khola:


Output:2 x 2 MW
Head:108.09 m
Speed:1,000 rpm

Upper Mailung:


Output:2 x 3.21 MW
Head:439 m
Speed:1,000 rpm
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