Pakistan resolicits EM equipment for 106-MW Golen Gol

Pakistan’s Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) has reinvited applications for pre-qualification to supply electro-mechanical equipment for the 106-MW Golen Gol hydroelectric project in Pakistan’s Northwest Frontier Province. Responses are due May 15.

A year ago, WAPDA invited applications for pre-qualification for two lots of civil works and for electro-mechanical equipment for Golen Gol, proposed for the Golen Gol River, a tributary of the Mastuj River. Most recently, the OPEC Fund for International Development approved US$30 million to assist construction of the project. (HNN 11/7/08)

The run-of-river project is to include a diversion weir, headrace canal and tunnel, vertical and pressure shaft, and surge shaft and chambers, with a design discharge of 30 cms and average annual energy production of 436 gigawatt-hours. A feasibility study was completed previously in collaboration with Germany’s technical assistance organization, Gesellschaft fur Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ).

WAPDA invites pre-qualification for Lot 3.2, Electro-mechanical Equipment of Powerhouse and Switchyard. The contract is to include design, supply, installation, testing, and commissioning of electro-mechanical equipment including three turbine-generators. It is expected that invitations for bid will be issued in September.

Pre-qualification documents in English may be obtained from the address below for 6,000 rupees or US$80, plus 500 rupees ($6.25) if postal delivery is desired. Payment is by bank draft to the address below.

Applications for pre-qualification, in English, are due May 15. For information, contact General Manager (Projects) North, WAPDA, 274-WAPDA House, Shami Road, Peshawar, NWFP, Pakistan; (92) 91-9212048; Fax: (92) 91-9212003; Internet:

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