Pakistan seeks design, tender assistance for 4,320-MW Dasu

Pakistan’s Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) invites expressions of interest for detailed engineering design and tender preparation for the 4,320-MW Dasu hydroelectric project on the Indus river. Responses are due March 25.

Dasu is proposed for the Indus, 63 kilometers downstream from 4,500-MW Basha Dam (HNN 1/22/09) and 547 kilometers northeast of Islamabad. WAPDA called for exploratory excavations at the site in 2007, when the project was expected to total 3,712 MW. (HNN 9/12/07)

The project is to include a 223-meter-tall, 536-meter-long roller-compacted-concrete dam, with eight power tunnels and average annual generation of 21,334 gigawatt-hours.

WAPDA invites expressions of interest from domestic and international bidders registered with the Pakistan Engineering Council. Pre-qualification documents may be obtained from the address below upon payment of 1,000 rupees (US$13).

Expressions of interest are due by 11 a.m. March 25. WAPDA plans to name a short list of firms to be invited to submit proposals.

For information, contact General Manager (Hydro) Planning, WAPDA, Sunny View Estate, Kashmir Road, Lahore, Pakistan; (92) 42-9202717; Fax: (92) 42-9202722; E-mail: gm_hpw@yahoo.com; Internet: www.wapda.gov.pk.

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