Dolakha, June 26
Installation of the first penstock pipe was successfully completed in the vertical tunnel of a 456 MW Upper Tamakoshi Hydropower Project at Lamabagar of Bigu Rural Municipality, Dolakha, last evening.
Project spokesperson Ganesh Neupane said Railway Engineering of Contractor Texmaco had installed the pipe weighing nine tonnes in the 310-metre long vertical tunnel. The penstock pipe was installed by a crane with capacity of 35 tonnes.It took two hours to install the penstock pipe in the presence of project chief Dinesh Jung Rana.
In accordance with the latest schedule, the hydro power is slated to produce 76 megawatt power from its first unit by 31 December 2019.
Hydropower Project Chief Executive Officer Bigyan Prasad Shrestha claimed that construction of the project would be completed within the revised deadline.
“One of the most arduous tasks of installing the penstock pipe in the vertical tunnel has been completed,” he added.
A version of this article appears in print on June 27, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.