Pakistan renews civil works tendering for 106-MW Golen Gol

Pakistan’s Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) has extended bidding for two lots of civil works for the 106-MW Golen Gol hydroelectric project. Bids, in separate solicitations, are due October 30 and 31, 2009.

WAPDA reinvited applications in May for pre-qualification to supply Lot 3.3, electro-mechanical equipment for Golen Gol in Pakistan’s Northwest Frontier Province. (HydroWorld 4/13/09)

The run-of-river project is proposed for the Golen Gol River, a tributary of the Mastuj River in Chitral District of Pakistan’s Northwest Frontier Province. It is to include a diversion weir, headrace canal and tunnel, vertical and pressure shaft, and surge shaft and chambers, with a design discharge of 30 cms and average annual energy production of 436 gigawatt-hours.

Lot 2: Diversion weir, tunnels, surge tank

WAPDA now calls for bids by October 30 for Lot 2, Construction of Civil Works for diversion weir, tunnels, and other intake structures. Major components include diversion weir and lateral intake, sand trap, gravel trap, headrace channel and tunnel, surge tank, pressure tunnel and shaft, and access tunnel, including hydraulic steel works. Bid documents may be obtained until October 29 from the address below.

Lot 3.1: Powerhouse, tailrace, switchyard

WAPDA also now calls for bids by October 31 for Lot 3.1, Construction of Civil Works of Powerhouse, Tailrace, and Switchyard. The powerhouse is to be located on the left bank of Mastuj River near its confluence with the Golen Gol. Bid documents may be obtained until October 29 from the address below.

Bids for each solicitation must be submitted by 11 a.m. on the due dates. For information, contact General Manager (Projects) North, Water and Power Development Authority, 274-WAPDA House, Shami Road, Peshawar, NWFP, Pakistan; (92) 91-9212048; Fax: (92) 91-9212003; Internet:

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