Rehabilitation of the 126 MW Kairakkum Hydropower Plant

Assignment location

Tajikistan, Asia


Open Stock Holding Power Company Barki Tojik /
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Feasibility Study including Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) for upgrading of Kairakkum dam. The multipurpose
scheme for energy production and irrigation has a reservoir area of 513 km2 with a gross storage capacity of ca. 3,400 M m3. The dam consists of an earth and rock fill dam (length ca. 1,200 m) and a concrete dam (length ca. 130 m).

  • Assessment of the overall plant, dam, and reservoir condition
  • Assessment of current and future hydrology, climate change risks
  • Work plan on required actions towards the investment project scoping
  • Identification of suppliers, cost estimates, tender and implementation processes
  • Complete ESIA
  • Numerical model covering irrigation demand, energy generation, evaporation

Picture source: R. Seidelmann