Hydroelectric Plants in Tajikistan

Baipaza
Location: Khatlon
Operator: Barki Tojik
Configuration: 4 X 150 MW Francis
Operation: 1985-1986
T/G supplier: UETM, Elsib
Quick facts: Baipaza is on the Vakhsh River downstream from Nurek and was originally built to re-regulate flows from the larger plant. Subsequently, however, the reservoir has been kept filled to maximize power generation. The concrete-faced rockfill dam is about 70m high.

Photograph courtesy of Ministry of Energy
Posted 6 Oct 2007

Golovnaya
Location: Khatlon
Operator: Barki Tojik
Configuration: 3 X 35 MW, 3 X 45 MW
Operation: 1962-1963
T/G supplier: Kharkov, UETM
Quick facts: Units 3-6 were overhauled and uprated.

Photograph courtesy of Ministry of Energy
Re-posted 6 Oct 2007

Kairakkum
Location: Sogd
Operator: Barki Tojik
Configuration: 6 X 21 MW Kaplan
Operation: 1957
T/G supplier: Tyazhmash, UETM

Photograph by Barki Tojik
Re-posted 24 Feb 2017

Kuhistoni
Location: Sogd
Operator: Barki Tojik
Configuration: 1 X 500-kW
Operation: 2012
T/G supplier: ??
EPC: Umedi Jaloliyon LLC
T/G supplier: This SHP was inaugurated on 17 Jun 2012. it cost 5.9mn somoni.

Photograph by Barki Tojik
Re-posted 24 Feb 2017

Nurek
Location: Tajikistan
Operator: Barki Tojik
Configuration: 9 X 335 MW Francis
Operation: 1972-1979
T/G supplier: Kharkov, UETM
Quick facts: Nurek's 300m dam on the Vakhsh River is still the second tallest in the world. It was built by experts and contractors from the Soviet Union between the years of 1961 and 1980 with a central core of cement forming an impermeable barrier within the dam body of rock and earthfill construction. The Nurek Reservoir is 70km long and is connected to a 14km irrigation water tunnel.

Photograph courtesy of United Nations Economic Commission for Europe
Re-posted 2 Dec 2009

Pamir-1
Location: Badakhshoni Kuni
Operator: Pamir Energy OJSC
Configuration: 2 X 7-MW Francis
Operation: 1994
T/G supplier: LMZ, UETM
EPC: OAO Gidroproekt
Quick facts: Pamir Energy was formed in 2002 by Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED), in partnership with the International Finance Corp. It is based in Khorog town, the capital of Badakhshoni Kuni, at elevation 2,200m.

Photograph by Parviz.Tj (Panoramio)
Posted 2 Mar 2016

Perepadnaya
Location: Khatlon
Operator: Barki Tojik
Configuration: 2 X 10.8 MW, 1 X 8.25 MW Francis
Operation: 1959
T/G supplier: Voith, AEG
Quick facts: Perepadnaya is the second plant in the Vakhsh cascade complex and is fed by tailwaters from Golovnaya power plant and by an irrigation canal.

Photograph courtesy of Ministry of Energy
Posted 6 Oct 2007

Sangtuda-1
Location: Khatlon
Operator: JSC Sangtudinskaya GES-1
Configuration: 4 X 167.5 MW Francis
Operation: 2008-2009
T/G supplier: Power Machines Group
EPC: Gidroenergoprom, Tajikgidroenergostroi, ChirkeyGESstroy, OAO Zagranenergostroymontazh, OAO Trust Hidromontazh
Quick facts: After over 20yrs of preparation and construction, Sangtuda-1 was officially launched on 31 Jul 2009 by the Russian and Tajik Presidents. The site is 110km south of Dushanbe on the Vakhsh River. The project was completed after a new JSC 75% owned by Inter RAO made substantial investments.

Photograph courtesy of Barki Tojik
Re-posted 1 Sep 2010

Sangtuda-2
Location: Khatlon
Operator: Sangtudah-2 Co
Configuration: 2 X 112.5-MW Kaplan
Operation: 2011-2013
T/G supplier: Harbin
EPC: Farab Company, Mahab Ghods Engineering Co, Omran Maroon Engineers Co, Sangab
Quick facts: In Jun 2005, the Tajik Minister of Energy met with his Iranian counterpart and signed a MOU to complete Sangtuda-2. The Iranians established the operating company as an Iranian joint stock company. In January 2007, the Tajik Parliament ratified amendments to the 2005 agreement providing government guarantees of the agreed financial arrangements. The project budget is $220mn of which $180mn will come from an Islamic Republic of Iran Credit through Iran’s Export Development Bank with Tajikistan financing the remainder. The arrangement was a 12.5yr, build-own-transfer (BOT) deal and preliminary construction got underway in February 2006. The earthfill, clay core dam is 31.5m tall and has a crest length of 3,185m. The first unit went online in September 2011 and the second completed in May 2013.

Photograph courtesy of www.jamestown.org
Posted 24 Feb 2016

Vanj
Location: Badakhshoni
Operator: Vanj District
Configuration: 2 X 400 kW Francis
Operation: 2013
T/G supplier: Hangzhou Hydrotu Engineering Co Ltd
EPC: Hangzhou Hydrotu Engineering Co Ltd
Quick facts: This SHP was inaugurated by President Tajikistan Emomali Rahmo on 8 Oct 2013 after about 2mos of operation. Production is expected to be about 4 GWh/yr for local consumption. Hydrotu was the water-to-wire contractor.

Photograph courtesy of Hangzhou Hydrotu Engineering Co Ltd
Posted 21 Dec 2013

Varzob-1
Location: Dushanbe
Operator: Barki Tojik
Configuration: 2 X 3.72-MW Francis
Operation: 1936
T/G supplier: LMZ, Electrosila
Quick facts: The Varzob Hydroelectric Cascade consists of three plants on the Varzob River in central Tajikistan. The plants are an important source of power for Dushanbe. Varzob-1 was rebuilt in 2012.

Photograph by Bill Mathews
Posted 3 Jun 2007

Varzob-2
Location: Dushanbe
Operator: Barki Tojik
Configuration: 2 X 7.2-MW Francis
Operation: 1949
T/G supplier: English Electric
Quick facts: This is the second plant in the Varzob cascade. Plant head is 76m.

Photograph by Bill Mathews
Posted 10 Jun 2007

Abbreviations

Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 02-Mar-2016

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