Pakistan reissues request to build 960-MW Neelum-Jhelum

Pakistan’s Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) has reissued a request for bids 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. Bids are now due by June 3.

WAPDA seeks bids for:
o Lots C1, C2, and C3: Civil engineering works at Nauseri, Thotha, and Agar Nullah;
o Lot H1: Hydraulic steel works, including design, supply, and installation of gate equipment, and penstock steel liners;
o Lot M1: Mechanical works, including design, supply, and installation of turbines, governors, inlet valves, cranes, and workshop equipment;
o Lot E1: Electrical works, including design, supply, and installation of generators, transformers, switchgear, cables, power supplies, and telecommunication.

Bidders are required to tender for all the lots on a single-package basis. Bid documents, in English, may be obtained from the address below upon written application and a fee of 150,000 rupees or US$2,500 by bank draft to the contact below. Those who previously purchased bidding documents need not buy them again, but must pay 10,000 rupees (US$170) for amended documents, including drawings.

Bids are due by 11 a.m. June 3 in a single-stage, two-envelope procedure. Bidders are to submit two sealed envelopes containing Part 1, an application for post-qualification, and Part 2, a priced bid. Only the bids of tenderers responsive to the post-qualification criteria will be opened for further evaluation.

For information, contact General Manager (Hydro) Planning, WAPDA, Sunny View, Kashmir Road, Lahore, Pakistan; (92) 42-9202717; Fax: (92) 42-9202722; E-mail:; Internet:,

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