Pakistan again seeks bids to build 17-MW Ranolia Khwar

Pakistan’s Northwest Frontier Province (NWFP) has reissued a call for bids to design and construct the 17-MW Ranolia Khwar hydroelectric project in NWFP. Bids now are due May 4.

NWFP’s executing agency, Sarhad Hydel Development Organization (SHYDO), previously called for bids by February 15. (HydroWorld 1/22/10) SHYDO took bids in 2008 from consultants for management, design, and supervision of Ranolia Khwar, then listed as 11.5 MW. (HydroWorld 11/5/08)

The current solicitation seeks bids for:
o Civil construction of a weir/intake with power channel, siphon, forebay, penstock, powerhouse, and tailrace;
o Mechanical equipment including two Pelton turbines, powerhouse overhead crane, workshop, crane, siphon, penstock with manifold, draft tube, gates, and trashracks; and
o Electrical equipment including two horizontal-shaft 10.625 megavolt-ampere generators, three-phase step-up transformers, switchyard, transmission lines, supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system, telecommunication, and grid interconnection.

Bid documents in English may be obtained from the address below for 12,000 rupees (US$144) by bank draft to PM Ranolia HPP SHYDO. A new pre-bid meeting is scheduled April 6.

Bids are due by 11 a.m. May 4. For information, contact Project Manager Wajid Nawaz Khan, Ranolia Khwar Hydropower Project, Sarhad Hydel Development Organization (SHYDO), 305 WAPDA House, Shami Road, Peshawar, NWFP, Pakistan; Tel/Fax: (92) 91-9212000; E-mail:

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