Transco ready to press into service world’s most powerful LI pump sets

Arrangements in place for pumping of water from Godavari river to Sri Ram Sagar Project and Mallannasagar reservoir

By Author  |  Published: 20th Jul 2019  11:57 pm
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Transco CMD D Prabhakar Rao and other officials inspect Ramadugu Pump house, which has seven 139 mega watt pump sets, that will play critical role in Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Scheme.

Hyderabad: The Transmission Corporation of Telangana Limited (Transco) is ready and geared up for pumping of water from Godavari river to Sri Ram Sagar Project and Mallannasagar reservoir, Transco Chairman and Managing Director D Prabhakar Rao said on Saturday.

He inspected the Ramadugu pump house, which has seven 139 mega watt pump sets, that will play a critical role in the entire Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Scheme. These are the most powerful pump sets used in irrigation projects anywhere in the world.

Prabhakar Rao inspected the pump house to ensure the facility. Water from Kannepalli pump house at Medigadda barrage has already been pumped into the Annaram pump house and from there is being pumped to Sundilla barrage. From here water will be pumped to Yellampalli from where it will reach Nandimedaram and the the Ramadugu pump house.

At Ramadugu, the water will be lifted to a height of 100 metres and through two regulators, make its way to SRSP and mid-manair reservoirs. With water expected to reach Ramadugu sometime soon, Prabhakar Rao inspected the five pumps that are ready to work. Work on installation of two other pumps will be completed soon.

Rao also inspected the state of readiness at a 400KV sub-station that will provide power to the Ramadugu pump house. Kaleshwaram project will lift water, in stages, over a total height of 500 metres, the highest such effort anywhere in the world. “No other electrical utility has the experience of establishing such a pumping network or operating it. This was all made possible under the direction of Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao,” he said.

He said while a total of 4,700 MW of power would be used for all pump sets, in addition to seven at Ramadugu, there are 11 at Kannepalli, eight at Annaram, nine at Sundilla, seven at Nandimedaram, and four each at Tippapur, and Chandlapur. “We have also completed the work to pump water from mid-manair to Tippapur, Chandlapur via Tukkupur to Malannasagar and Kondapochamma reservoirs,” he said.

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