Pakistan extends bidding for six-unit turbine-generator refurbishment at 1,000-MW Mangla hydro project

Pakistan’s Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) has extended the deadline for bids to upgrade and refurbish six turbine-generators of the 1,000-MW Mangla Dam hydroelectric project. Bids now are due September 17.

WAPDA previously called for bids by September 3. It invited expressions of interest August 17 from consultants for supervision of the upgrade and refurbishment work.

WAPDA issued a solicitation in 2013 for pre-qualification to refurbish and upgrade Units 5 and 6 at Mangla to increase installed capacity of the units to 135 MW from 100 MW. It took bids last year to supply generator step-up transformers and to refurbish powerhouse cranes for Mangla, on Pakistan’s Jhelum River.

In the current solicitation, WAPDA seeks bids for Package I, turbine-generators for Units 5 and 6, and Package II, turbine-generators for Units 1-4. Works include hydraulic turbine modeling; six new 155-MW runners; six sets of guide vanes; six new 168.75-MVa generator stators; a machine condition monitoring system; six new digital governor systems including new cabinet actuators; refurbishment/replacement of turbine, generator and governor components; six digital static excitation systems; refurbishment of turbine inlet valves; and start-up, commissioning and performance testing.

Solicitation documents may be obtained from the address below for 5,000 rupees (US$48.11), payable by pay order, demand draft or call deposit receipt to Manager Finance (Hydel), WAPDA, Lahore, at HBL, Gardee Square Branch, Napier Road, Lahore Account No. 1303-59.

Bids now are due by 11 a.m. September 17. For information, contact General Manager (Hydel) Development, Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA), 104 WAPDA House, Lahore, Pakistan; (92) 42-99202189; Fax: (92) 42-36369004; E-mail:; Internet:


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