The project is located approximately 100 km west of Kathmandu on Prithvi highway. Once complete, this project will assist to alleviate acute power shortages experienced by the people of Nepal.
SMEC in Nepal has been engaged by CE Construction Pvt. Ltd. to provide hydraulic, geotechnical, and structural design, and construction drawing services. The project envisages the construction of a barrage between abutments and a side intake into the river.
The project has been designed as a run-of-river scheme with dam toe powerhouse arrangement, and diurnal pondage to meet energy demand during two different peak hours, generating 100.5 MW. It will utilize the design discharge of 849.78 m3/s and a rated head of 14.1 created by the barrage structure. It is expected to provide 498 million units of energy annually.
SNC-Lavalin Engineering India Pvt Ltd previously prepared the feasibility study and detailed project report. The SMEC team will work with CE Construction as design consultant to EPC Contractor. Construction is expected to take approximately four years.