Project ID:  ENEP-RENP-II-19-02    

Principal Investigator: Mr. Surendra Bhakta Mathema

Project Title: Enhancement of design and manufacturing capacity of Francis turbine in Nepal

Total Projected Project Cost: 7,727,000.00                        ENEP Funding: 4,800,000.00

Project Owner or Principal Applicant: Nepal Micro Hydro Development Association, Tahachal Marga, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Project Partners:

  • Design Lab, Kathmandu University
  • Nepal Yantra Shala Energy (NYSE)

Project Objectives:

  • Development of a tool for generating industrial drawings of Francis turbines using parametric design and modeling.
  • Fabrication and lab/field testing of a Francis turbine in the range of 500-1000 KW, produced with locally available resources and simplified processes.
  • Development of procedures and standards for manufacturing Francis turbines for mini-to-small hydropower projects in the context of Nepal.

Expected Outcomes:

  • Prototype of a Francis Turbine manufactured using locally available resources in Nepal
  • Establishment of Facility in Kathmandu University Design lab for Francis turbine prototyping
  • Development of experts for producing industrial Design and Standard procedures for Francis Turbine manufacturing
  • Industrialization of locally manufactured Francis turbine by industrial partner.


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