Here are the largest hydroelectric construction projects initiated globally in Q2 2022, according to GlobalData’s construction projects database.
1. Kambarata Hydropower Stations 2260 MW – $3,600m
The project involves the construction of power plants with combined capacity of 2,260MW in Naryn, Kyrgyzstan.
Construction work started in Q2 2022 and is expected to be completed in Q4 2026.
The main objective of the project to increase electrical energy production in the Kyrgyz Republic and to optimize the utilization of the available natural resource.
2. Anhua Pumped-Storage Power Station 2400 MW – $2,253m
The project involves the construction of a pumped-storage hydropower plant with a capacity of 2,400MW in Anhua County, Yiyang, Hunan, China.
Construction work commenced in Q2 2022 and is expected to finish in Q4 2029.
The project aims to enhance power generation by using renewable sources of energy to meet the region’s growing demand.
3. Pinnapuram Integrated Renewable Energy Project 5230 MW – $2,000m
The project involves the construction of a 5,230MW integrated hybrid renewable energy project on 1,929ha of land at Pinnapuram village Kurnool district, Andhra Pradesh.
Construction work started in Q2 2022 and is forecast to complete in Q4 2025.
The project aims to address the growing demand for power in the region, with 15,000 people to be employed during construction and 3,000 people after construction.
IREP project was a combination of solar and wind and pumped storage facilities.
4. Nenggiri Hydroelectric Power Plant 300 MW – $1,201m
The project involves the construction of a 300MW hydroelectric power plant in Nenggiri, Kelantan, Malaysia.
Construction work commenced in Q2 2022 and is expected to be completed in Q2 2026.
The aim of the project is to address electricity shortages and enable the delivery of reliable energy across the country.
5. Balakot Hydropower Plant 300 MW – $750m
The project involves the construction of a 300MW hydroelectric power plant on Kunhar River in Balakot, District Mansehra, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.
Construction work started in Q2 2022 and is expected to be completed in Q4 2027.
The project aims to increase the share of clean energy in the country’s energy mix, which is currently dominated by thermal power generation, and boost the economy and promote revenue-generating investments in the hydro abundant province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Methodology:This analysis is drawn from GlobalData’s global construction projects database, which tracks new construction projects over $25m from announcement to completion.
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