Pakistan seeks turnkey construction of five small hydros

The government of Pakistan seeks bids for turnkey construction of five small hydroelectric projects to be built in Punjab Province. Bids are due October 18 and November 1.

The five Punjab projects, on irrigation canal falls, are part of an Asian Development Bank-funded initiative to develop indigenous, non-polluting, renewable sources of energy to help meet Pakistan’s power shortage. Pakistan’s Punjab State solicited engineering design, tender preparation, and project management for the five projects in 2007.

Punjab’s Irrigation and Power Department seeks bids October 18 for turnkey construction of:
o Contract ICB-Pb-001 – 7.64-MW Marala, Upper Chenab Canal, Sialkot District, head 2.16 meters, flow 420 cubic meters per second, four Kaplan units; and
o Contract ICB-Pb-003 – 4.04-MW Deg Outfall, Upper Chenab Canal, Sheikupura District, head 4 meters, flow 120 cms, two Kaplan units.

The Irrigation and Power Department also seeks bids November 1 for turnkey construction of:
o Contract ICB-Pb-002 – 5.38-MW Chianwali, Upper Chenab Canal, Gujranwala District, head 4.2 meters, flow 150 cms, two Kaplan units;
o Contract ICB-Pb-004 – 4.16-MW Okara, Lower Bari Doab Canal, head 3.5 meters, flow 140 cms, two Kaplan units; and
o Contract ICB-Pb-005 – 2.82-MW Pakpattan, Pakpattan Canal, Pakpattan District, head 4.2 meters, flow 80 cms, two Kaplan units.

Bidding documents, in English, may be obtained from the address below for each contract for 30,000 rupees (US$350) by bank draft or pay order.

For information, contact Punjab Power Management Unit (PPMU), Irrigation and Power Department, Government of Punjab, 77 Shah Jamal Colony, Lahore 54000 Punjab, Pakistan; (92) 42-99238506; Fax: (92) 42-37584018; E-mail:

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