Hydropower Plants Mahipar & Sarobi, Afghanistan

The Mahipar & Sarobi Hydropower Plants are on the Kabul River to the east of Kabul, and provide a significant portion of the mid and peak power for the Kabul area, particularly during the winter months.

ClientMinistry of Water and Power
LocationAfghanistan
Services Period2002 – 2008
Technical Data
Mahipar: 
  • Installed capacity:
3 x 22 MW
  • Rated net head:
334 m
  • Turbine type:
Francis
  • Weir:
concrete gravity, 20 m high
  • Spillway gates (wxh):
3 each at 9 x 4.5 m
Sarobi: 
  • Installed capacity:
2 x 11.4 MW
  • Rated head:
48 m
  • Turbine type:
Francis
  • Weir:
concrete gravity, 40 m high
  • Spillway gates, W/L:
2 x 18 m /* 12 m, 1 x 18 m /* 14 m
  
Services
  • Site assessment and evaluation of rehabilitation measures
  • Hydrology study
  • Upgrading study for Sarobi
  • Tender evaluation
  • Contract negotiations and preparation of contract documents
  • Monitoring of rehabilitation works
  • Site supervision, recommissioning

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