Design, tender assistance call extended for Pakistan’s 4,320-MW Dasu

Pakistan’s Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) has extended the deadline for expressions of interest for detailed engineering design and tender preparation for the 4,320-MW Dasu hydroelectric project on the Indus River. Responses now are due June 19.

WAPDA previously invited expressions of interest by May 29. (HydroWorld 5/17/10) The agency issued a previous call for consultants to perform the services for Dasu in 2009. (HydroWorld 3/31/09) Pakistan also recruited consultants in 2009 to advise on structuring and financing large hydroelectric projects. (HydroWorld 11/9/09)

Dasu is proposed for the Indus, 63 kilometers downstream from 4,500-MW Diamer Basha Dam (HydroWorld 3/5/09) and 547 kilometers northeast of Islamabad. WAPDA called for exploratory excavations at the site in 2007, when the project was expected to total 3,712 MW. (HydroWorld 9/12/07)

The project is to include a 223-meter-tall, 536-meter-long roller-compacted-concrete dam, with eight power tunnels and average annual generation of 21,334 gigawatt-hours.

WAPDA invites expressions of interest from consultants to prepare detailed engineering design, tender documents, and a Pakistan Planning Commission PC-I form. The firm also is to support WAPDA in tendering and contracting as well as providing construction design and supervision and contract management of the first-stage works.

Expressions of interest are due June 19 to the address below. For information, contact General Manager (Hydro) Planning, WAPDA, Sunny View Estate, Kashmir Road, Lahore, Pakistan; (92) 42-99202717; Fax: (92) 42-99202722; E-mail:; Internet:

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