Voith is to supply the complete electromechanical equipment for the Tarbela 4th Extension project in a €200 million contract awarded by the Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) of Pakistan.

Voith is to supply the complete electromechanical equipment for the Tarbela 4th Extension project in a €200 million contract awarded by the Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) of Pakistan.

Financed by the World Bank, the contract includes the supply of three generators, three 470MW Francis turbines, automation systems and the electrical and mechanical balance-of-plant systems.

The extension project is being developed to increase the output of the existing Tarbela plant on the Indus river by about 40%, raising its generation to 4888MW from 3748MW. The new project will use the Tarbela dam and infrastructure already in place.

The automation and electrical balance-of-plant systems for the project will be developed and supplied by Voith Hydro in Heidenheim, Germany while Voith Hydro in Shanghai, China, will manufacture the vertical shaft Francis turbine units and the three 522MVA generators as well as the mechanical balance of plant systems and three butterfly valves with an inside diameter of 7.5m.