Pakistan seeks engineering for 600-MW Akhori

Pakistan invites expressions of interest in planning, detailed design, and tender preparation for the 600-MW Akhori Dam project on the Nandna Kas River. Responses are due March 7.

Pakistan’s Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) seeks consultants to review a 2005 feasibility study of the project and prepare a project planning study report, detailed engineering design and drawings, and tender documents. The work, in Punjab Province, is to require 30 months.

Akhori was one of five dams President Pervez Musharraf last year called on the nation to complete by 2016. It is to include a 122-meter-tall, 5,163-meter-long earth core rockfill dam, a 65-meter-tall, 7,652-meter-long saddle dam, a 36.9-kilometer conveyance channel with design discharge of 1,700 cms, and a 600-MW hydropower plant.

Expression of interest documents, including an executive summary of the project, may be obtained for 250 rupees (US$4.15) from the address below.

Local and foreign firms registered with the Pakistan Engineering Council are invited to submit expressions of interest, in triplicate, by noon March 7. WAPDA plans to prepare a short-list of prospective bidders.

For information, contact Chief Engineer (Planning &Investigation) Organization, WAPDA, Sunny View, Lahore, Pakistan; (92) 42-9202797; Fax: (92) 42-9202798; or General Manager (Planning &Design) Water, WAPDA, 228 WAPDA House, Lahore, Pakistan; (92) 42-9202631; Fax: (92) 42-9202795; Internet:

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