Karot Hydroelectric Power Station:towards a stable supply of electricity in Pakistan
At the end of July, Pakistan entered into the rainy season. In the early morning, the resident of Karot Hydroelectric Power Station Project in Punjab Province witnessed a storm of rain falling from thick dark clouds. Despite such bad weather, the c李洪涛onstruction site still presented a scenario of furious productivity. The main plant was under intense construction, where workers of Karot Hydroelectric Power Station Project from Sinohydro Bureau 7 Co. Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as Sinohydro Bureau 7) were busy with concrete placement after putting up awnings. As the concrete-mobiles were clattering, the construction vehicles crisscrossed at the site. As we walked from the traffic tunnel to the inside of the plant, a huge ring with a diameter of ten-plus meters was particularly eye-catching, which was one of the core components of future power generation--the stay ring and spiral casing of hydraulic turbine. Its successful installation is also an important symbol for the installat人畜杂交ion of the electromechanical part of the power station.
The Jehlum River passes through火星,中巴经济走廊行记⑦卡洛特水电站：为巴铁电力续航（中英文）,觞怎样读 the corner of the upper reaches of the Karot Bridge, where the plants were built more than 100 meters deep in a mountain that had been excavated. If we look down from high altitudes, the dam site is located at the top of the “” shaped Jehlum river, which is the golden position for the construction of the hydroelectric power station, thus greatly reducing the costs and the construction difficulties. The word Punjab refers to “five rivers”, of which the Jehlum River is the longest river. The turbid river mixed with mud rushed through the mountains and witnessed the 1,000 plus days and nights that the workers of Sinohydro Bureau 7 have spent here.
The Karot Hydroelectric power Station is invested and constructed八路军 by the Three Gorges Corporation with a total investment of USD 1.74 billion, which has a total installed capacity of 720 megawa流离南笙tts and generates 3.21 billion kWh of electricity every year. Once the project is put into operation, it will meet the electricity demand of 3 million peo刘桂娟最新消息ple. It is the f美少女视频irst hydroelectric power station project invested under the framework of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, as well as the first hydroelectric power investment project in Pakistan that uses Chinese technologies and Chinese standards. This hydroelectric power project, which had been repeatedly investigated and surveyed for 7 years, broke ground and started construction officially in December 2015. It was originally p佛山大炮嫖娼日记lanned to realize grid-connected power generation in March 2021. As one of the project participants, the Sinohydro Bureau 7 is mainly responsible for the construction of diversion tunnels and factories.
At the construction site of the plant, the reporter saw He Zhouhai, deputy chief engineer of the Karot Hydroelectric Power Station Project from Sinohydro Bureau 7 Co. Ltd. “When we first arrived, it was all mountain ranges here. We dug more than 3 million cubic meters of earthwork before forming the current main plant location”. He Zhouhai recalled that it was the rainy season in Pakistan from July to September when it rained almost every day. The road would be blocked by rain cement, so the excavation vehicles could not reach the construction site, making it extremely hard for the project to make progress. April-June was the hottest season in Pakistan, with t信誓旦旦emperatures as high as 50 degrees Celsius when fieldwork became a huge test.
For the workers of Sinohydro Bureau 7, the difficulties were far more than that. To build the first hydroelectric power station with the first Chinese standards in a country dominated by European and American standards, it is not so火星,中巴经济走廊行记⑦卡洛特水电站：为巴铁电力续航（中英文）,觞怎样读 easy to find high-quality materials that meet the requirement of the Chinese standards in the local area.
“It took us more than a year to火星,中巴经济走廊行记⑦卡洛特水电站：为巴铁电力续航（中英文）,觞怎样读 find a local manufacturer 玉竹的成效与效果that could produce the materials with Chinese standard for us.” He Zhouhai told reporters that at the beginning, when they fo考研论坛und that local materials failed to meet the construction standards, they considered purchasing materials from China. But the price would be doubled that of China due to the tariffs, which would far exceed the contract budget. In addition, the local people’s time concept was so weak that delay in handling matters led to delay in providing supply, compounded by highly mobile local workers who often did things arbitrarily. It was undoubtedly a big challenge for大于号 such a project where local employees made up 70% of the total workers and even more than 90% in the earthwork excavation.
Hu火星,中巴经济走廊行记⑦卡洛特水电站：为巴铁电力续航（中英文）,觞怎样读ang Zhong, the leader of the operation team, also said that it was never an easy task to do engineering abroad. When he recalled the last project, Gomal Zam Hydroelectric Power Station, he still felt that he had just walked on the edge of life and death with a panic fear. Gomal Z火星,中巴经济走廊行记⑦卡洛特水电站：为巴铁电力续航（中英文）,觞怎样读am is located near the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan. The project was interrupted for two years as two Chinese engineers were kidnapped and one of them was killed. Even after the Pakistani side sent border guards to protect them, several local employees were once kidnapped. He recalled that there was even a shell that exploded in theirson rest camp at that time.
In order to ensure that the Karot Hydropower Project could be carried out according to the plan, the engineers of Sinohydro Bureau 7 kept optimizing and adjusting the construction plans and strengthening communication with the Pakistani employees, placing the project construction on the right track. Ren Zhimin, Assistant Manager of the Project De常春藤partment and Director of the Engineering Management Department, told the reporter that the project design plan here 天天骑might be adjusted at any time due to changes in the construction environmen红菜苔t, which was different from the domestic projects. The construction party must maintain close communicat野子ion and coordination with the design side in order to reduce the time for modification and re-approval of drawings.