Pakistan invites contractors to refurbish 19.2-MW Jabban

Pakistan’s Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) invites applications for pre-qualification to refurbish the 19.2-MW Jabban hydroelectric project, increasing its capacity to 22 MW. Responses are due January 15, 2008.

WAPDA plans to hire a contractor registered with the Pakistan Engineering Council for work including the dismantling of the existing 19.2-MW powerhouse, switchyard, penstocks, and parts of the forebay. The current plant has two 5-MW generating units and three 3.2-MW units.

The contractor is to design new powerhouse components including civil structures, and to procure, deliver, and install four new units of 5.5 MW each and a 132-kilovolt switchyard including civil works and transmission line. The contract is expected to be awarded in August 2008, with the work requiring 21 months.

Pre-qualification documents may be obtained from the address below for US$150 or 9,000 rupees by pay order or bank draft to Manager Finance (Hydel) WAPDA, Lahore, payable at HBL, Gardee Square Branch, Lahore Account No. 1303-59. They will be sent by courier for an additional fee of US$50 or 3,000 rupees.

Applications for pre-qualification are due by January 15, 2008. For information, contact Azhar Masud Panni, General Manager (Hydel) WAPDA, 186 WAPDA House, Lahore; (92) 42-9202288; Fax: (92) 42-9202159; Internet:

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