It is the second time in a year that two tunnels met deep inside the mountain with a tolerance of less than 2.5 centimetres. Previously, it was done on 27 Jan 2021 when two tunnels inside the mountain with a tolerance of less than 10 centimetres.
FWO has excavated 3833 metres of main Headrace Tunnel without even a single casualty in just 485 working days. So far, FWO has excavated 4.7 kilometres long tunnels at this project.
Historic Moments at first CPEC Hydropower Project – 720MW Karot HPP
The reservoir impounding of First Hydropower Project of CPEC has started today, Nov 20, 2021. Diversion Tunnels were closed and the Project moved one step closer to generate clean, green and cheap energy.
Another Milestone marked at Biggest Hydropower Project of CPEC – 884MW Suki Kinari HPP
The top slab of the double-layer spillway structure has been completed successfully. To celebrate this milestone, a short ceremony was held on 27th November 2021 at the Dam site.
The representative of all stakeholders has participated in the ceremony and appreciated the efforts, acknowledged the technical difficulties and hardwork involved in the successful completion of the spillway.
LAHORE: The Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) has signed Rs 860 million agreement with Special Communication Organization (SCO) to avail uninterrupted and state-of-the-art communication and information technology services for Diamer Bhasha Dam project. The services may also be utilized for other Wapda projects as well.
The contract signing ceremony was held at Wapda House. Wapda General Manager Diamer Basha Dam project Muhammad Yousuf Rao and SCO Director Development Col Muhammad Saadi Manzoor signed the contract on behalf of their organizations. Wapda Member (Water) Jawaid Akhter Latif and other senior officers of Wapda and SCO also attended the ceremony.
Diamer Bhasha Dam project is of immense strategic significance, construction of which requires uninterrupted and state-of-the-art communication and information technology services in the project area in most challenging terrain and weather.
Under the contract, the SCO will provide 4G cellular sites equipment, transmission media comprising 300 Km optic fiber cable from Thakot to Chilas, power arrangements and all required civil works including construction of towers as well as commissioning of 4G sites at various locations of Diamer Basha Dam project.
A successful breakthrough of Headrace Tunnel from Inlet to Adit No. 1 Upstream.''
The headrace tunnel of Lawi Hydropower Project is 12.1km with 05 Adits out of which 8.4km have been excavated.
Although the tunnel is very close to the Main Karakuram Thrust (A suture zone between Karakuram Block of Eurasian Plate and Kohistan Island Arc) but the most of the rock mass along the tunnel falls in Good to Fair rock.
Credits: Muhammad Tariq Niaz