Pakistan seeks bids to build 17-MW Ranolia Khwar

Pakistan’s Northwest Frontier Province (NWFP) seeks bids for design and construction of the 17-MW Ranolia Khwar hydroelectric project in NWFP. Bids are due February 15, 2010.

NWFP’s executing agency, Sarhad Hydel Development Organization (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 may be obtained from the address below for US$150. A pre-bid meeting is scheduled Feb. 1.

Bids are due by 11 a.m. Feb. 15. 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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