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Two 55-ton main transformers of Dasu HPP successfully transported​

By Fatima

The Power Construction Corporation of China (PowerChina)’s 132kV transmission line of the Dasu Hydropower Project has successfully transported two 55-tonne main transformers from Islamabad to the Dasu 132kV substation.

Two 55-ton main transformers of Dasu HPP successfully transported

"The transport marks that all the main equipment of the project has reached the site, and the construction of the substation has entered the final stage.

The 132 kV transmission line from Duber hydel power station to Dasu was direly needed for a stable supply of electricity during the peak construction period of the Dasu hydropower project.

Dasu hydropower project, with a total capacity of 4320MW, is being executed in two phases. The first phase, which involves constructing a 2,160MW power generation facility, is currently in progress and is expected to commence electricity production in 2026.
The 4320 MW-Dasu Hydropower Project is planned to be completed in two stages.
The under construction 2160 MW-Stage-I will start electricity generation in 2026.



River diversion works are in full swing at Diamer Basha Dam,,,

The river diversion work is an important milestone which have to achieve in dry season for the construction of the Main Dam weir. The works are in progress with full force and are expected to be completed by the end of this month.

The diversion system consists of Diversion Canal and Diversion Tunnels (1&2) which are about 2000m (912m & 1041m). Due to the larger cross-sectional area of horseshoe-shaped tunnels (220m²), the excavation was divided into layers.

On completion, the project will irrigate 1.23 million acres of land and generate 18 billion units of green, clean, and low-cost hydel electricity per annum. A sum of Rs.78.5 billion is being spent on the resettlement of affectees and CBMs in health, education, and infrastructure development.




Diamer Basha Dam is all set to achieve a major milestone as River Indus will stand diverted for the Project by end of this month...

Diamer Basha Dam is scheduled for completion in 2028. It will store 8.1 MAF water and generate 4500 MW clean, green and affordable electricity.





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