Pakal Dul HEP Head Race Tunnels

Design & Construction of the Head Race Tunnels for this HEP Scheme using 2 Double Shield TBM’s.

Year: 2014

Country: India

Contract Value (US$): 300 Million

The Pakal Dul project is a 1GW hydroelectric power station under construction in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K), India. It is being developed by Chenab Valley Power Projects (CVPP), a joint venture of National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC, 49%), Jammu and Kashmir State Power Development Corporation Limited (JKSPDC, 49%), and PTC India (2%).

The construction works on this project started in May 2018 with commissioning expected by July 2025. The tunnelling works are expected to be quite challenging due to high overburdens and the prevalent geological conditions in this part of the Himalayas.