First unit of Suki Kinari Hydropower Station begins wet testing

SK hydropower station is a key project in the first batch of priority projects of CPEC 

The first unit of Pakistan Suki Kinari Hydropower Station, the largest hydropower power station invested and constructed by China Energy Construction Overseas Investment Co., Ltd, has successfully started and formally entered the wet testing phase.

Unit 4, the first unit, passed a series of tests after starting up, operating smoothly and meeting the design requirements. 

It will undergo further testing such as a temperature stability test and an overspeed test to ensure that all technical indicators meet the design standards before proceeding to trial operations.

Addressing the start-up ceremony, Cheng Dan, General Manager of China Energy Construction Overseas Investment Co., Ltd., noted that the commencement of wet testing for the first unit marks a major “final sprint” stage in project construction, moving closer to the goal of operation and power generation.

Located on the Kunha River in the Mansehra area of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in northwest Pakistan, the SK hydropower station is a key project in the first batch of priority projects of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). It is equipped with four impulse units with a total installed capacity of 884MW. 

Upon completion, the project can provide 3.212 billion kilowatt hours of clean electricity annually, and effectively solving one-fifth of Pakistan’s electricity gap, Gwadar Pro reported.

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