Keyal Khwar Hydropower Project

Keyal Khwar Hydropower Project

The Project is located on Keyal Khwar Nallah, a right bank tributary of Indus River in Lower Kohistan District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa situated at a distance of 310 km from Islamabad on Karakaram Highway
Salient Features
  • Gross Head
732 m  
  • Installed Capacity
128 MW
  • Annual Energy
418 GWh                              


To Generate Electricity

Execution by

Consultants Keyal Hydropower Consultants (KHC), JV of Lahmeyer Int., NDC and EASE-PAK

Civil Works

Contract terminated and Re-tendering in process      

E&M Works

Re-tendering for KKHPP-03 is under process.

Donor Agencies KfW Germany, European Investment Bank (EIB)
Commencement Date August 2016
Completion Date Contract terminated on 08.12.2017
Financial Status (Rs. Million) Local Foreign Total
Original PC-I Cost (07.01.2004) 4,034.881 3,032.080 7,066.961
1st Revised PC-I Cost (12.09.2014) 16,814.870 10,988.140 27,803.010
2nd Revised PC-I Cost (29.01.2016) 16,719.703 9,364.475 26,084.178
PSDP Allocation 2019-2020              631.000 65.000 696.000


Detailed Engineering Design completed in December 2011.

  • The Contract for Civil & Hydraulic Steel Works terminated due to non-performance of Civil Works Contractor on 08.12.2017. The Contractor has handed over the entire Project to the Employer on 30.01.2018.
  • WAPDA requested M/s KfW for issuance of “No Objection” to proceed with bidding process of the Civil Works Contract.
  • KfW issued No Objection on 09.08.2019 for commencing tender process of Keyal Khwar HPP by adopting Pre-Qualification procedure instead of Post Qualification, subject to the availability of funds as proposed by WAPDA.
  • As per guidelines of Donor Agency, the bidding criteria has been changed from Post to Pre-Qualification. Accordingly, Project Consultants were requested to modify the bidding documents on 27.09.2019.
  • Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) alongwith Coordination Group Partners carried out Energy Sector Technical Dialogue with WAPDA on November 18, 2019.
  • PC-I (3rd revised) is under review by WAPDA prior to submission to MoWR.
  • Bidding documents for E&M Works are under preparation.

Physical Progress  9.99%

Incharge of the Project

Mr. Zaheer Ahmed
Chief Engineer/Project Director Keyal HPP
Contact No. 0092-57-2640628
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