Capacity and Competence development for introducing Francis Turbine in Nepalese Micro Hydropower Project

Project ID:  ENEP-RENP-II-18-03          

Principal Investigator: Dr. Biraj Singh Thapa

Project Title: Capacity and competence development for introducing Francis Turbine in Nepalese Micro Hydropower

Total Projected Project Cost: 11,126,500.00                        ENEP Funding: 4,799,100.00

Project Owner or Principal Applicant: Dean, School of Engineering, Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel, Kavre, Nepal.

Project Partners

  • Turbine Testing Lab, Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel.
  •  Thapa Engineering Industries Pvt. Ltd., Butwal, Nepal.
  •  Institute of New and Renewable Energy Technology Research Mokpo National University, Republic of Korea.
  •  Shinhan Precision Co. Ltd, Republic of Korea.


  • Development of design and manufacturing procedures of Francis turbines for micro hydropower projects in context of Nepal.
  • Local manufacturing and installation of Francis turbine at one micro hydropower station in Nepal.
  • Technology transfer to Nepalese turbine manufacturers for design and manufacturing of Francis turbines.

Expected Outcomes

  • Procedure for selection as well as design of micro Francis turbine along with control system section guidelines
  • Manufacturing of Francis turbine in Nepal by industrial partner
  • Manual and guideline for manufacturing and maintenance of Micro-Hydro Francis turbine in Nepal.


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