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GE secures major hydropower refurbishment contract in Pakistan

February 16, 2023
  • GE has been selected for the refurbishment of two hydropower units at the Mangla Hydropower Plant in Pakistan
  • Mangla is a 50 year-old hydropower plant producing 1 GW of renewable energy for Pakistan, one of the largest power plants in the country
  • Previously, GE has been selected for the ongoing refurbishment of six other units (1 to 6) at the same site

Paris, France : February 16th, 2023 - GE announced today that it has been selected by Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) for the refurbishment of two hydropower units (9 & 10) at the Mangla hydropower plant in Pakistan. The scope of work includes the design, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of the two hydro turbine and generator components.

Previously, GE has already been selected for the ongoing refurbishment of six other units (1 to 6) at the same site. The 100 MW units will be replaced by 135 MW units.

Mangla, which has 10 hydropower turbines and is one of the largest power plants in the country, is a 50 year-old hydropower plant producing 1 GW of renewable energy for Pakistan. As Pakistan’s electricity consumption is growing, the refurbishment work will extend the lifetime, the efficiency, and the capacity of the hydropower plant by 280 MW.

Pascal Radue, Hydro Solutions President & CEO, GE, said: “By replacing the units in an existing dam, we can extend the life of a project for another 50 years. We can also increase the capacity of the hydropower plant, to deliver an even larger amount of renewable energy for the country. We are thrilled to be partnering further with WAPDA on this project to help accelerate the hydro energy transition in Pakistan.

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Agathe Lefévre de la Houplière
Communications, Hydro Solutions
GE Renewable Energy
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