POWERCHINA signs contract of hydropower project in Solomon Islands

Updated: June 13,2024

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A Sketch of the Tina River Hydropower Project.

POWERCHINA officially signed the construction contract for the dam and headrace tunnel works of the Tina River Hydropower Project in the Solomon Islands on June 12.

This project is POWERCHINA's first hydropower project in the Solomon Islands, marking a significant breakthrough for the company in the South Pacific island countries.

The Tina River Hydropower Project is located in the Malango district of Guadalcanal Province, approximately 15 kilometers from the capital city of Honiara. The total installed capacity of the power station is 15 megawatts, with an annual power generation of 78 million kilowatt-hours.

The main project components include the construction of a 71.3-meter-high roller-compacted concrete dam, a 3.3-kilometer headrace tunnel, and a powerhouse. Once completed, it will become the largest hydropower station in the Solomon Islands, meeting 68 percent of the power demand in the capital area and benefiting over 100,000 people.