Pakistan seeks transmission line to connect 106-MW Golen Gol

LAHORE, Pakistan 5/8/12 (PennWell) — Pakistan’s Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) seeks bids to construct a transmission line to interconnect the 106-MW Golen Gol hydroelectric project. Bids are due June 4.

WAPDA recruited contractors in 2008 for civil works and equipment for Golen Gol on the Golen Gol River, a tributary of the Mastuj River in Chitral District of Pakistan’s Northwest Frontier Province. The OPEC Fund for International Development approved US$30 million in financing that year for procurement, installation, and testing of transmission lines and substations for Golen Gol.

In a two-envelope bidding procedure, WAPDA seeks bids for design, supply, construction, testing, and commissioning of 198 kilometers of 132-kilovolt transmission line and grid stations. Bidders must be licensed by the Pakistan Engineering Council, with foreign bidders able to bid in joint venture with such Pakistani firms.

Tender documents may be obtained from the address below for 50,000 rupees (US$550).

Bids are due by 11 a.m. June 4. For information, contact General Manager (Projects) North, Water and Power Development Authority, WAPDA House, Shami Road, Peshawar, Pakistan; (92) 091-9212048; Fax: (92) 091-9212956; Internet:

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