Pakistan-U.K. venture to design refurbishment of Jinnah Barrage

The Irrigation and Power Department of Pakistan’s Punjab State has named a Pakistani-led joint venture to design rehabilitation and modernization of Jinnah Barrage.

The joint venture of MM Pakistan and Nippon Koei UK, a United Kingdom unit of Japan’s Nippon Koei, was chosen from among three competitors with a bid of 30.8 million rupees plus 111,609 pounds (US$740,472). Bidders were compared on price, experience, methodology and work plan, staff qualifications, and knowledge transfer program.

Under the World Bank-funded Taunsa Barrage Emergency Rehabilitation and Modernization Project, Punjab sought design of barrages, spill channels, river training works, rehabilitation of barrage floors, and retrofitting of small hydro power plants at Islam Barrage and Jinnah Barrage. (HNN 10/9/07)

The consultant is expected to prepare detail design, engineering estimate and cost analyses, tender and contract documents, and other documentation for Jinnah Barrage.

In May, Pakistan’s Water and Power Development Authority named MWH of the United States to provide construction management and contract administration services for the 96-MW Jinnah hydroelectric project on the Indus River. (HNN 5/31/07)

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