Sanima Hydropower (P) Ltd. (SHPL) was established in March 1999 in Kathmandu Nepal with the main objective to promote hydropower sector of Nepal through the private investment as a part of contribution to the overall development of the country. Its major share holders are: a group of the non-resident Nepalese (NRNs) and Sanima Hydro and Engineering (P.) Limited represented mainly by the engineering professionals.
The 2.5 MW Sunkoshi Small Hydropower Project (SSHP) was the first hydropower project of SHPL built under BOOT (Build, Own, Operate & Transfer) basis. The Project is in commercial operation since 24 March 2005. The Engineering Department of SHPL had undertaken the revised feasibility study of the 2.5 MW SSHP, its detailed engineering design, engineering management and construction supervision and had brought the project into successful commissioning.
SHPL has in-house engineering department for the purpose of carrying out the feasibility study of small and medium hydropower projects including detailed engineering design, project management as well as construction supervision of the Projects. It also looks for the operation and maintenance issues of the power plant.