Tarbela Dam, on the Indus River in Pakistan, is the largest earth fill dam in the world. With a reservoir covering 97 square miles (250 square kilometers) it offers enormous potential for both irrigation and hydropower.
For our client, the Water & Power Development Authority, we provided leading-edge skills to harness this existing resource. Relevant expertise included tunneling, power generation, transmission, irrigation, and community engagement.
At the preliminary design stage, we applied rigorous value engineering to a third party design concept to generate 40% more power using available water resources than originally thought possible.