Design, construction sought for 2.6-MW Machai in Pakistan

Pakistan’s Northwest Frontier Province (NWFP) seeks bids for design, equipment, and construction of the 2.6-MW Machai hydroelectric project in NWFP. A pre-bid meeting is scheduled July 1 with bids due August 3.

NWFP’s executing agency, Sarhad Hydel Development Organization (SHYDO), recruited consultants in 2008 for management, design, and supervision of Machai, on Machai Canal in Mardan District, and the 11.5-MW Ranolia Khwar project. (HydroWorld 7/21/08) It took bids in May to design and build Ranolia Khwar. (HydroWorld 4/5/10)

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is funding a renewable energy development sector investment program for Pakistan, including construction of hydropower projects and a wind farm. (HydroWorld 4/21/08) ADB also lent Pakistan US$510 million under the program for a series of small hydro project “clusters” to be built in North West Frontier Province and Punjab Province.

SHYDO currently seeks bids for construction, completion of plant design, manufacturing, supply, installation, testing, and commissioning of Machai. To be completed in 18 months, the project includes a diversion canal, cofferdams, spillway, powerhouse with one vertical double-regulated Kaplan turbine-generator, transformer, switchyard, 12-kilometer transmission line, supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system, and related equipment.

Bidding documents, in English, may be obtained from the address below for 10,000 rupees or US$117 by bank draft to PM Machai HPP. A pre-bid meeting is scheduled at 10 a.m. July 1.

Bids are due by noon Aug. 3. For information, contact Project Manager, Machai Hydropower Project, Sarhad Hydel Development Organization (SHYDO), 375 WAPDA House, Shami Road, Peshawar, Pakistan; Tel/Fax: (92) 91-9211995; E-mail:

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