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Construction to start on 720MW dam in Pakistan


A 720MW hydropower scheme will begin construction in Pakistan after the project reached financial close.

The Karot hydropower venture, developer China Three Gorges’ first in the region, will sit across the Jhelum River and include a 95m dam and four headrace tunnels, along with a spillway to control any excess flows from the dam.

Until now Mott MacDonald has provided technical support for the scheme, and will monitor construction of the dam during the next phase of the project. Construction will finish in 2021.

“We are proud to be supporting this milestone project, continuing our leading role in developing Pakistan’s hydropower resource,” said Mott MacDonald project director Brian Minhinick.

“Once complete, Karot will play a key role in helping address the shortfall in generation capacity by creating a long-term, sustainable power supply.”


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