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Jhimruk Hydro-Electric & Rural Electrification Project (12 MW)

Jhimruk Hydro-Electric & Rural Electrification Project (12 MW)

This is a run-of-river scheme with 300 m long curvilinear dam, the first of its kind in Nepal, across the wide Jhimruk River. Himal Hydro as the main civil contractor completed all works of this project including the works of transmission line. The 280 m long inclined pressure shaft of this project was the first inclined tunnel built by a Nepali construction company.

Project Jhimruk Hydro-Electric & Rural Electrification Project
Location Pyuthan District, Mid-Western Development Region
Client Butwal Power Company (BPC) Limited
Consultant BPC Hydroconsult (BPCH), Kathmandu
Intake River Jhimruk Khola
River Training 2 km Canal, Gabion Mattresses
Dam 300m Curvilinear with desilting basin and intake, 10,000 m3 Concrete
Tunnels Headrace 1100 m x 8.5 m2, 280 m x 3.5 2 Inclined Shaft (45 degree), fully lined with steel and concrete
Powerhouse Semi-underground, Steel Trusses, 8 m x 20 m x 18 m
Period of Construction 1989 – 1994