Thakot HydroPower Project
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Thakot HydroPower Project

Location: The project sites for Thakot I, II and III are located as 4km upstream of Besham, 12km downstream of Besham (Tentative) and 15km downstream of Thakot (Tentative) respectively.
Salient Features

Design Discharge

3,400 m3/sec  THAKOT

Gross Head

159 m

Installed Capacity

4,863 MW

Thakot-I    2,222 MW

Thakot -II    964 MW

Thakot -III 1,680 MW

Annual Energy

22,405 GWh
No. & Type of Turbine 10  (Francis Type)


To Generate Electricity
Consultants Thakot Hydropower Consultants (THC) JV of Lahmeyer International (Lead Firm), NDC, BAK in the association of KEC.
Commencement Date Dec 2015
Completion Date June 2019
Financial Status (Rs. Million)             Local          Foreign Total
PC-II Cost Approved by CDWP 416.488 303.139 719.628
PSDP Allocation 2018-2019 119.000 - 119.000

  • Identified by MONENCO in “Inventory and Ranking Study” in November 1984.
  • The Contract Agreement for the Feasibility Study signed between WAPDA and a JV comprising of Lahmeyer International (Germany) as Lead firm with NDC (Pak) and BAK (Pak) on 05.11.2015.
  • Inception Report submitted by Consultants was discussed in the meeting held on 19.05.2016 chaired by Member (Water) during which the study of Cascade layouts for Thakot HPP was approved.
  • Field investigations like Topographic Survey, Environmental Survey, Borehole drilling, Seismic Refraction Survey, Adit at Dam site D3 have been completed.
  • Draft Feasibility Report for dam site D-3 is under finalization.
  • Due to the change in the scope of work and increase in field investigations, Revised PC-II amounting to Rs.1,064.72 Million has been submitted to Chief Engineer Advisor/ Chairman FFC, MoWR on 27.05.2019.

 Incharge of the Project

Mr. Muhammad Amin
General Manager (Hydro) Planning
Contact No. 0092-42-99202717

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