Pakistan seeks exploratory excavation for 3,712-MW Dasu

Pakistan’s Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) seeks bids for excavation of two exploratory adits at the 3,712-MW Dasu hydroelectric project on the Indus river. Bids are due November 14.

Dasu is proposed for the Indus, 63 kilometers downstream from 4,500-MW Basha Dam (HNN 8/31/07) and 547 kilometers northeast of Islamabad. The dam and run-of-river hydro plant would have a gross head of 215 meters and would generate 16,781 gigawatt-hours annually.

WAPDA invites bids for either or both adits: DHPP-AD-1, excavation of exploratory adit on Indus left bank at Axis 5; DHPP-AD-2, excavation of exploratory adit on Indus right bank at Axis 5. Each adit is D-shaped, 125 meters long, 2.5 meters wide, and 3 meters high.

Bid documents may be obtained from the address below upon payment of 1,000 rupees (US$16.50). Bidders must be registered with the Pakistan Engineering Council.

Bids are due by 11 a.m. November 14. 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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