Kawarsi II, India

Challenging terrain

In February 2017, ANDRITZ Hydro signed a contract with Jagdambey Hydro Projects LLP for the complete electro-mechanical equipment on a “from water-to-wire” basis for the Kawarsi II hydropower project. Commissioning of the project in Himachal Pradesh in northern India has now been completed.


The contract included design, engineering, manufacturing, testing and installation of two turbines. In addition, electrical and mechanical balance of plant equipment, 66 kV switchyard, generator, transformer and auxiliary equipment also formed part of the scope of supply.

This is the first five-jet vertical Pelton project from Compact Hydro India. Located in very difficult terrain, the weather conditions can be hard with winter temperatures of about - 5 °C. There are also frequent landslides during monsoon season, often blocking the roads. Given the challenging road conditions, a major difficulty during execution was transportation of oversized cargos to the site.

Our highly motivated team collaborated brilliantly with all involved parties, showcasing the excellent work of our engineers and allowing the project to be completed on time and as per the contract terms.


Technical Details

Total output:

15 MW

Scope output:

2 × 7.5 MW


304.31 m


600 rpm

Runner diameter:

1,150 mm

Author: De Neelav Samrat

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