Neelum Jhelum Hydropower Undertaking to restart energy technology by finish of July

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ISLAMABAD: After being shut down for nearly a 12 months, the 969 MW Neelum Jhelum hydroelectric undertaking will resume energy technology by the top of July.

On July 4, 2022, the Neelum Jhelum Hydroelectric Undertaking needed to cease energy technology after a tunnel fault. The Neelum Jhelum Energy Plant has two tunnels and the blockage was in one of many three-and-a-half kilometer lengthy tunnels.

A spokesperson of the Water and Energy Growth Authority (WAPDA) has mentioned {that a} vital growth has been achieved on the blockade on the Tail Race Tunnel of the 969 MW-Neelam Jhelum Hydroelectric Undertaking on Eid day. “The tunnel collapse of 150 ft size has been restored. The restoration work is on throughout the Eid holidays,” mentioned the spokesperson. WAPDA Chairman Engineer Lt Gen (R) Sajjad Ghani visited Neelam Jhelum Hydro Electrical Undertaking and witnessed the development actions on remedial works. He appreciated the efforts of the undertaking workforce WAPDA, China Gezhouba Group Firm (CGGC) and the consultants of the undertaking, he mentioned.

The Chairman was knowledgeable that within the mild of the report submitted by the Worldwide Panel of Specialists, remedial works are underway for the restoration of Neelum Jhelum Hydro Electrical Undertaking, the spokesperson mentioned. Hydraulic lining shutter is being put in inside tail race tunnel for concrete lining, whereas allied works are additionally occurring concurrently. The danger evaluation report by the consultants is predicted to be finalized throughout the subsequent month. The WAPDA chairman directed the undertaking officers to renew energy technology from the undertaking by the top of July. The Neelam-Jhelum energy plant suffered a fault following water blockage in a 3.5 km tunnel space, resulting in shutdown of the plant and 969MW of low cost electrical energy to the nationwide grid.

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