Super Trishuli Hydroelectric Project Gets Engineering Firm SMEC on Board


Engineering and consulting firm SMEC has been engaged by CE Construction Pvt. Ltd. to provide hydraulic, geotechnical, and structural design, and construction drawing services for the Super Trishuli Hydroelectric Project in Nepal.

The project, strategically located on the Trishuli River in the Chitwan, Gorkha, and Dhading districts of the Central Development Region, aims to alleviate the acute energy crisis faced by the nation. It is envisioned as a run-of-river scheme with a dam toe powerhouse arrangement and diurnal pondage, specifically designed to cater to energy demand during two distinct peak hours. Upon completion, the hydroelectric plant is projected to generate 100.5MW, harnessing the potential of the Trishuli River and the barrage structure’s rated head of 14.1. This is expected to result in an annual energy output of 498 million units.

MEC’s involvement builds upon the feasibility study and detailed project report previously prepared by SNC-Lavalin Engineering India Pvt Ltd. SMEC will act as the design consultant to the EPC Contractor, CE Construction.

The estimated timeline for the construction phase is approximately four years.



Source : International Water Power