Pakistan again seeks turbine runner, wicket gates for 243-MW Warsak hydro project

Pakistan’s Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) has issued a solicitation to rehabilitate a turbine runner and wicket gates of the 243-MW Warsak hydroelectric project on Pakistan’s Kabul River. Bids are due March 31.

WAPDA issued a similar solicitation for runner and wicket gate work in 2014. It also took bids last year to supply butterfly and gate valves for the project. It took bids in 2011 for protection, instrumentation, and control equipment for rehabilitation and upgrading of Warsak, which was completed in 1960.

Warsak is located in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, formerly called North-West Frontier Province, site of significant hydropower activity. The project includes four 40-MW generating units, dam, irrigation tunnels, and transmission system. Two 41.48-MW units were added in 1980-1981.

WAPDA now seeks bids for turbine runner rehabilitation and rehabilitation of wicket gates.

Solicitation documents may be obtained until March 30 from the address below for 1,000 rupees (US$9.83) by pay order or bank draft to R.E. Warsak, Account No. 361, payable at Habib Bank Ltd., Warsak Branch.

Bids are due by 10:30 a.m. March 31. For information, contact: Chief Engineer (Hydel) North, Water and Power Development Authority, Warsak; (92) 91-2385100 extension 258; Internet: www.wapda.gov.pk.

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