Germany-based Voith has secured a contract worth €200m from the Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) of Pakistan to supply electromechanical equipment for the Tarbela 4th Extension Hydropower Project.

As part of the contract, which is being financed by the World Bank, Voith will supply three generators, three 470MW Francis turbines, the automation systems as well as the electrical and mechanical balance-of-plant systems.

The project extension is expected to enhance Tarbela dam’s existing power capacity of 3,478MW to 4,888MW.

Voith Hydro in Heidenheim will develop and supply the automation and electrical balance-of-plant systems for the project, while installation is done in association with Voith Hydro’s operating units in Shanghai, China, and Heidenheim, Germany.

Voith Hydro in Shanghai will manufacture the three 470MW vertical shaft Francis turbine units and three 522MVA generators as well as the mechanical balance of plant systems and three butterfly valves.