Thakot HydroPower Project

Thakot HydroPower Project

The project sites for Thakot I, II, and III are located 4km upstream of Besham, 12km downstream of Besham (Tentative), and 15km downstream of Thakot (tentative) respectively.
Salient Features
  • Design Discharge
3,400 m3/sec


  • Gross Head
159 m
  • Installed Capacity

4,866 MW

Thakot-I    2,220 MW

Thakot -II     963 MW

Thakot -III 1,683 MW

  • Annual Energy
23,125 GWh
  10  (Francis Type)
  • Objectives
To Generate Electricity
Scope of Work Feasibility Study
Consultants Thakot Hydropower Consultants (THC) JV of Lahmeyer International (Lead Firm), NDC, BAK in association of KEC.
Commencement Date Dec 2015
Completion Date March 2020 (Feasibility Study)
      (Rs. Million)
              Local          Foreign Total
PC-II Cost Approved by CDWP 416.488 303.139 719.628
PSDP Allocation 2022-2023 - - -


  • Identified by MONENCO in “Inventory and Ranking Study” in November 1984.
  • The Contract Agreement for the Feasibility Study was signed between WAPDA and a JV comprising of Lahmeyer International (Germany) as Lead firm with NDC (Pak) and BAK (Pak) on 05.11.2015.
  • Field investigations like Topographic Survey, Environmental Survey, Borehole drilling, Seismic Refraction Survey, Audit at Dam site D3 have been completed.
  • Revised PC-II amounting to Rs. 1,084.304 Million was approved by Departmental Development Working Party (DDWP) during its meeting held on 1.11.2019.
  • THC has submitted the Final Feasibility Reports of the Thakot-I Hydropower Project on 19.05.2022.
  • ADB has shown their willingness for the study of a potential hydropower project through Project Readiness Financing (PRF). WAPDA through Member (Water) has requested MoWR on 20.05.2022 to approach ADB through Economic Affairs Division (EAD) for arranging the PRF of US$ 07 Million for carrying out detailed Engineering Design and preparation of Tender Documents of Thakot-III Hydropower Project.
  • ADB on 18.07.2022 has requested to conduct Fact-Finding Mission for the PRF facility for Thakot-III Hydropower Project which is scheduled from 16.08.2022 to 23.08.2022.

Incharge of the Project
Engr. Nazakat Hussain
General Manager (Hydro) Planning
Contact No. 0092-42-99202717



(Feasibility Study)
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