Afghanistan seeks management of hydro turbine installation at 33-MW Kajaki Dam

Afghanistan’s national power utility invites expressions of interest from construction management firms to manage installation of a hydro turbine at 33-MW Kajaki Dam. Responses are due March 30.

Utility Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkot (DABS) seeks the work with funding from the United States Agency for International Development. In 2012, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers took bids for rehabilitation of irrigation tunnel works at Kajaki Dam, on the Helmand River about 90 kilometers northwest of Kandahar.

Built in the 1950s by Morrison-Knudsen, Kajaki has suffered from 30 years of neglect. The project supplies hydropower, irrigation storage, and flood control.

DABS now invites expressions of interest from construction management firms for installation services of the Unit 2 turbine-generator. Components are in storage on site. The total budget for the work, including construction, is between US$60 million and US$80 million.

A solicitation notice may be obtained from the U.S. Federal Business Opportunities Internet site,, by entering Solicitation No. SOL3061300025 in the “Keyword/Solicitation #” box.

Responses of no more than 10 pages are due to the DABS address below by 2 p.m. March 30. For information, contact:

  • Shafiqullah Hanif, Director Procurement, Procurement Department, Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) H.Q., Chaman Houzouri, Kabul, Afghanistan; (93) 752002063; E-mail:,;
  • Marcus A. Johnson, Office Director, OAA/USAID/Kabul/Afghanistan, U.S. Agency for International Development, U.S. Embassy, Great Masood Road, Kabul, Afghanistan; (93) 700114038; E-mail:

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