The Suki Kinari Hydropower Project in northwest Pakistan has completed the installation of a critical component, a 413-ton rotor critical to converting water into electricity, on the last of four generating units.
The successful hoisting of the last rotor will help forward the building of the power station under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), which is located in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa district of Mansehra.
According to Suki Kinari Assistant General Manager Yu Zhiliang, it is also a significant step towards the waterless commissioning of four generating units in the next six months. Construction on the hydroelectric plant began in January 2017.
“Once operational, the CPEC project will generate approximately 3.21 billion kilowatt-hours of clean electricity per year, replacing 1.28 million tonnes of coal and reducing 2.52 million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions,” Yu said.
He stated that it will greatly improve Pakistan’s energy structure, promoting the country’s economic and social development.