In October 2015, ILF Consulting Engineers have signed a contract with Barqi Tojik to act as the Consultant for the Project Implementation Unit for the Qairokkum Hydro Power Rehabilitation Project in Tajikistan.
The Qairokkum Hydropower Plant is located on the Syr-Darya River in northern Tajikistan and was commissioned in 1959. It has six generating units (Kaplan turbines) with a total installed capacity of 126 MW and an average annual energy generation of 700 GWh. Barqi Tojik with funding support from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) will rehabilitate the plant (new E&M equipment, civil structures, etc.) to increase dam safety and resilience to climate change and improve the quality and quantity of electricity supply. The capacity of the plant will be increased to 174 MW.