Malakand is an 81MW hydro power project. It is located on Swat river/basin in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently active. It has been developed in a single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in 2008. Buy the profile here.

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The project was developed by Sarhad Hydel Development Organization.

Malakand is a run-of-river project. The net head of the project is 183.5m. The penstock length is 731m. The penstock diameter is 4m. The project generated 553 GWh of electricity.

Development status

The project got commissioned in 2008.

Power purchase agreement

National Transmission & Despatch and Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority are the power offtakers from the project.

Contractors involved

Harbin Power Engineering was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 3 units of francis turbines, each with 27.9MW nameplate capacity.

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This information is drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center, which provides detailed profiles of over 170,000 active, planned and under construction power plants worldwide from announcement through to operation across all technologies and countries worldwide.