KURICHHU HYDROPOWER PLANT
The Contract for the modernization of the 60 MW Kurichhu Hydropower Plant (KHP) was signed with DGPC on 12 September 2018.
Located in the eastern part of Bhutan, KHP was commissioned between 2001 and 2002. The hydropower plant consists of four Kaplan-turbine generating units with installed capacity of 15 MW each.
The scope of the Contract comprises the replacement of the existing SCADA System including Unit, Dam, Common Auxiliary, & Switchyard Controls, and Governor & Excitation Systems. The Contract also includes replacement of some related field instruments.
The existing automation system of KHP has reached the end of its useful life with most of the components becoming obsolete, old, and unreliable. In its place, BHUTAN AUTOMATION will design, manufacture, test, install, and commission state-of-the-art automation system based on the latest digital technology of Andritz Hydro GmbH.
The completion and handing over of the project are scheduled for the first half of 2020.