Pakistan extends pre-qualification for 128-MW Keyal Khwar

Pakistan’s Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) has extended the deadline for pre-qualification to construct civil works of the 128-MW Keyal Khwar hydroelectric project on Pakistan’s Keyal Khwar River. Responses now are due August 29.

WAPDA previously invited applications for pre-qualification by August 2 for the Keyal Khwar project, located in Dasu District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The Keyal Khwar River is a tributary of the Indus River.

Lahmeyer, NDC, and EASE PAK are project consultants for the feasibility report, detailed engineering design, construction design, and construction supervision.

WAPDA seeks firms to construct a 57-meter-tall, 114-meter-long concrete gravity dam with integrated low-level gated spillway, ungated auxiliary spillway, underground powerhouse to accommodate two 64-MW vertical Pelton turbine-generators, 7-kilometer concrete-lined headrace tunnel, three desander caverns, 626-meter-tall steel-lined pressure shaft, 687-meter-long tailrace tunnel, hydraulic steel structure equipment, two access roads, and an 11-kilovolt overhead line. The work is to require four years beginning in 2013.

The authority said it plans to pre-qualify bidders in a separate solicitation for manufacture, supply, testing, and commissioning of mechanical and electrical equipment.

WAPDA did not extend the July 26 deadline for obtaining pre-qualification documents for the civil work. Documents were available for 10,000 rupees (US$106) by request labeled “Request for Pre-qualification Documents for Keyal Khwar Hydropower Project – Contract KKHPP-2: Civil Works.”

Applications for pre-qualification now are due by August 29 to the address below. For information, contact General Manager (Hydro) Planning, WAPDA, Sunny View, Lahore, Pakistan; (92) 4299202717; Fax: (92) 4299202722; Internet:

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