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Mai Beni Hydropower Project - 9.51 MW

Salient Features Project Developed By

Samling Power Company Ltd.

Located in the middle reach of Mai river in Ilam district of eastern part of Nepal, Mai Beni Hydropower Project is a Run-of-River type hydropower project with an installed capacity of 9.51 MW. The Project is the pilot project of Urja Developers Pvt. Ltd., and has embarked on construction since May 2018. The components of the project lie between an elevation of 490m and 645m above mean sea level. All the major components of the project are within 5 km distance from Mechi highway. Full-fledged construction works are ongoing to meet the target commissioning date of the project of January 2021.

  • Progress Updates
    • Construction of access road and other site enabling works completed
    • Detail engineering design in advanced stage of completion
    • Financial Closure concluded with Nepal SBI Bank Ltd. as a lead bank and Siddhartha Bank Ltd. as a member bank
    • Construction activities advancing in full swing
    • Construction of Diversion weir, Intake, Undersluice, Gravel Trap, Approach Canal, Settling Basin, Spillway and Tailrace Canal completed
    • Construction of Protection works at Headworks substantially completed
    • Installation of pipe, anchor block construction and backfilling works substantially completed at Headrace pipe 1
    • Installation of pipe, anchor block construction and backfilling works in progress at Headrace pipe 2 and Penstock
    • Headrace Tunnel 1 breakthrough on 30th January 2020; invert lining completed
    • Excavation works at Headrace Tunnel 2 nearing completion
    • Construction of Permanent camp completed
    • Construction of Transmission line in progress
    • Powerhouse construction complete; painting works in progress
    • Protection works at Powerhouse and Tailrace Canal completed
    • Surge pipe civil works in progress
    • Major electromechanical equipment such as Generator, Transformers and a turbine unit delivered to site; manufacture of remaining electromechanical equipment completed and ready for dispatch
    • Installation of Hydromechanical equipment at Undersluice, Intake, Settling Basin, Approach Canal, Tailrace and Trash passage in progress