In 1999, a group of Non-Resident Nepalese (NRN’s) united with a vision to promote Nepalese hydropower sector with private sector investments. These highly qualified individuals with significant contributions in developing the hydropower sector of Nepal are:

Promoters Qualifications Promoters Qualifications
Dr. Upendra Mahato
Doctorate in Soil Mechanics, 1996, International Academy of Information Technology, Belarus
Dr. Niraj Govinda Shrestha PhD, International Academy of information Technology, 1985, Belarus
Mr. Tek Raj Niraula M.Sc. In Civil Engineering, 1989, Russian University of People’s Friendship, Russia Mr. Ram Krishna Shah M.Sc. In Civil Engineering, 1986, Belarusian Polytechnic Institute
Mr. Jiba Nath Lamichhane M.Sc. In Civil Engineering, 1992, University of Civil engineering , Moscow Mr. Binaya Kumar Shrestha M.Sc. In Civil Engineering, 1993, Makeyevka Civil Engineering Institute, Ukraine
Mr. Khem Raj Lamichhane Bachalor in Law, 1990, Russian Language, Russian University of People’s Friendship, Russia Mr. Ghanashyam Thapa Master in Business Administration, 1999, Moscow, Russia

They established “Sanima Hydropower Private Limited” (SHPL), which designed and successfully implemented the 2.5 MW Sunkoshi Small Hydropower Project in 2005. The implementation of the Sunkoshi Hydropower Plant identified the need for engineering expertise in the Nepalese hydropower market. This would not only benefit Sanima Hydropower (P.) Ltd. but the wider hydropower sector as well. Thus, Sanima Hydro and Engineering (P.) Ltd. (SHEPL) was established in 2005 to retain the experienced human resources and develop the design and engineering business.

Since its establishment, SHEPL has been providing technical consulting services in the hydropower sector for Independent Power Producers (both national and international clients) and has grown to over forty technical staffs including engineers of various disciplines, geologists, environmentalists and surveyors.

As an ISO 9001:2008 – certified consulting engineering firm, SHEPL provides excellence quality and management of hydropower design and development services focusing on customer satisfaction, management, internal processes, and external relationships.

Starting this year “Hydroplan”, a company in the United Kingdom that Provides Consulting services in the hydropower sector has joined SHEPL as one of the significant shareholders of the company.

Current Shareholders of SHEPL

  • Sanima Private Limited
  • Hydroplan (United Kingdom) – Mr. Kieron Hanson
  • Dr. Subarna Das Shrestha
  • Mr. Ajoy Karki
  • Dr. Jugal Bhurtel
  • Mr. Jiba Nath Lamichhane
  • Mr. Tuk Prasad Paudel
  • Dr. Hari Shankar Shrestha
  • Dr. Upendra Mahato
  • Mr. Binod Chapagain
  • Mr. Dilip Shrestha
Recent News
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Sanima Hydro and Engineering Pvt. Ltd. has signed a contract agreement with Sanima Jum Hydropower Limited for Construction Supervision and Design Support During Construction of Jum Khola Jalvidhyut Aayojana (56 MW). Jum Khola Jalvidhyut Aayojana is a Run-of-River (RoR) project located at Dolakha District, Bagmati Province of Nepal. Geographically, the project area is… Read More »
National Projects

Solu Hydroelectric Project
Capacity: 23.5 MW
Status: Ongoing
International Projects
nationalHRE III
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