Pakistan seeks construction supervision for 4.6-MW Naulong

LAHORE, Pakistan 6/7/12 (PennWell) — Pakistan’s Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) invites expressions of interest for construction supervision of the 4.6-MW Naulong Dam project on the Mula River in Pakistan’s Balochistan Province. Responses are due June 25.

WAPDA took bids in 2009 for civil construction and steel work of another development in Balochistan, the Winder Dam storage project on the Winder River.

The Naulong project is to include a 186-foot-tall, 2,996-foot-long zoned earthfill dam; a 179-foot-tall, 1,574-foot-long zoned earthfill auxiliary dam; a reservoir of a maximum 242,163 acre-feet; and a powerhouse of 4.6 MW and annual generation of 26.6 gigawatt-hours.

WAPDA seeks expressions of interest from consulting firms registered with the Pakistan Engineering Council. Joint ventures with foreign firms must include at least 70 percent Pakistanis as key personnel.

Work is to include supervision of civil works construction and manufacture and supply of mechanical and electrical equipment. The work is expected to require 36 months.

Expression of interest documents may be obtained from the address below for 2,000 rupees (US$22). Responses are due June 25. WAPDA plans to develop a short-list of firms to be invited to bid.

For information, contact General Manager (Planning & Design) Water, Water and Power Development Authority, 227 WAPDA House, Lahore, Pakistan; (92) 42-99202631, extension 2291; Fax: (92) 42-99202795; Internet: www.wapda.gov.pk.

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