Chinese firms win bidding for Pakistan’s 960-MW Neelum-Jhelum

Pakistan’s Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) named two Chinese firms the successful bidders for civil construction, and mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic steel works for the 960-MW Neelum-Jhelum project, on the Neelum and Jhelum rivers in the Azad Jammu Kashmir Region.

In the third offering of the project for bids, WAPDA named China Gezhouba Group Corp. and China National Machinery &Equipment Import &Export Corp. (CMEC) the successful bidders with a price of 90.885 billion rupees (US$1.5 billion). (HNN 6/7/06)

Work includes civil engineering at Nauseri, Thotha, and Agar Nullah; hydraulic steel works, including gates and penstock steel liners; mechanical works, including turbines, governors, inlet valves, cranes, and workshop equipment; and electrical works, including generators, transformers, switchgear, cables, power supplies, and telecommunication.

A WAPDA official said final award of the contract depends upon the arrangement of financing by the government of Pakistan.

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