Mangla Dam Rehabilitation Project

USAID is partnering with the Government of Pakistan to rehabilitate the Mangla hydroelectric power station located in the Mirpur District of Azad Jammu and Kashmir. The dam has a power generation capacity of 1,000 megawatts (MW) from 10 generating units. However, as a result of degraded equipment, the plant's capacity was reduced to 980 MW. By refurbishing and upgrading Units 5 and 6, along with related plant facility enhancements, the Mangla Dam Rehabilitation Project will add 90 MW to the plant's generation capacity. This is enough to supply electricity to 833,580 people. By upgrading Units 5 and 6, Mangla's revenue from electricity sales are expected to be approximately $60 million per year. New, modern equipment will ensure the availability of spare parts for preventive maintenance, and will improve the reliability and availability of this power plant for the next 25-30 years.
 
OBJECTIVES
 
The main objective of the project is to add 90 MW to the national grid through refurbishing and upgrading the power plant.  This will improve the reliability and availability of this power plant for the next 25-30 years.
 
MAIN ACTIVITIES
  • Refurbish and upgrade Units 5 and 6, increasing the generation capacity from 80 MW to 135 MW for Unit 5 and from 100 MW to 135 MW for Unit 6.
  • Supply, install, and refurbish the plant's inlet valves.
  • Refurbish and upgrade the power house crane.
  • Supply 169 MVA capacity power transformers.
  • Supply, install, and refurbish mechanical and electrical equipment, and conduct civil works.
  • Procure and install the plant control and instrumentation system for the control room.
  • Procure and install the switch yard control automation and protection.
 

 

Last updated: March 14, 2016

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