Operation, Maintenance and Training
For many decades the Republic of Myanmar has not made great use of its abundant natural resources, among others 46.000 MW of feasible hydropower potential. Lahmeyer International left the country in 1986 with the successful implementation of the Kinda Multipurpose Dam Project. After more than 27 years of operation the Kinda Dam is still fulfilling all its goals perfectly such as irrigation, flood protection and electricity generation.
The hydrological and topographical conditions in Nepal mean that, through the development of hydropower, the country will play a crucial role in supplying the Indian sub-continent with electricity. The Tanahu Hydropower Plant on the Seti River – about 150 km from the capital Kathmandu – is the country’s first major storage-type hydropower project, and therefore fulfils a pioneering role for the future implementation of similar plants which will be developed to export electricity, especially to India.
Located on the Seti River in the Middle of Nepal, in the Tanahu district near the town of Damaule, the Tanahu Hydropower Project represents the second and currently largest storage reservoir project in Nepal in comparison to the previous run-of-river hydropower projects. It is part of the ambitious ADB programme to mediate the energy shortage in Nepal, which was established in 1999. The feasibility and basic design was finished in 2014.