The Gulpur Hydropower Project has been successfully completed and has proven commercial performance. The plant is operational and has started producing cheap electricity in the national grid. The project has an average annual production capacity of 102 MW.
NESPAK, in partnership with MWH Inc USA, provided consulting services as ‘owner engineer’ to Mira Power Limited, a subsidiary of KOSEP South Korea, for the 102MW Gulpur Hydropower project. NESPAK Managing Director Dr. Tahir Masood said that as the project was successfully implemented, it generates cheap electricity on the national grid.
NESPAK is a government-owned organization of Pakistan that provides consulting, construction, and management services worldwide. It is one of the largest engineering control companies in Africa and Asia. A statement from the company regarding the project reads:
NESPAK played a pivotal role in the successful completion of the Gulpur Hydropower Project. It provided comprehensive technical support to Mira Power Limited in securing accreditation by various government entities and supporting EPC contractors in resolving complex issues that arose during construction.
Gulpur Hydropower Plant is a hydroelectric power plant located on the Pochch River near Gulpur in Kotli district in Azad Kashmir. The project is funded by Korea Exim Bank, Asia Development Bank (ADB), International Finance Corporation (IFC), Islamic Development Bank, and ECO Bank. The project was developed under the government’s Creative Energy Policy in 2002 as adopted in Azad Jammu and Kashmir.
This project was developed in a concise time and is becoming a very important area in the hydro-Pakistan sector and will play a very important role in the national vision of Pakistan. It was completed in the total amount of dollars. 52 billion.