Pakistan extends tendering to refurbish Jinnah Barrage

The Irrigation and Power Department of Pakistan’s Punjab State has extended the deadline for applications for pre-qualification to rehabilitate and modernize Jinnah Barrage on the Indus River. Responses now are due May 15.

The Irrigation and Power Department previously invited pre-qualification by March 6. (HydroWorld 1/14/10) The agency recruited consultants in February for monitoring and evaluation of the proposed rehabilitation of Jinnah Barrage, which was built in 1943. (HydroWorld 2/5/10)

A joint venture of MM Pakistan and Nippon Koei UK, a United Kingdom unit of Japan’s Nippon Koei, was named in 2007 to design the refurbishment work. In a separate project, Pakistan’s Water and Power Development Authority named MWH of the United States to provide construction management for the 96-MW Jinnah hydroelectric project.

The Irrigation and Power Department seeks to pre-qualify firms for:
o Lot No. 01-Civil Works (JB/ICB-01), including a
subsidiary weir 600 feet downstream from the main barrage weir; repairs to the barrage floor, impact and friction blocks, and guide banks; extension of abutments and downstream divide walls; construction of spur; and renovation of building and infrastructure; and
o Lot No. 02-Mechanical & Electrical Works (JB/ICB-02), including renovation of barrage gates and hoist system and automation of gate operation; upgrading of barrage monitoring system and basic operation and maintenance facilities.

Firms may bid for either or both lots. Bids are expected to be invited in August or September.

Pre-qualification documents in English may be obtained from the address below for a fee of 5,000 rupees or US$100 payable by bank draft or pay order in favor of Head/Project Director, PMO for Punjab Barrages Rehabilitation and Modernization Projects.

Applications for pre-qualification are due by 2:30 p.m. May 15, labeled “Application to Pre-qualify for Rehabilitation & Modernization of Jinnah Barrage, Lot No. 01-Civil Works (JC/ICB-01) or Lot No. 02-Mechanical & Electrical Works (JC/ICB-02) or both.”

For information, contact Head/Project Director, PMO for Punjab Barrages, Rehabilitation and Modernization Projects, Irrigation & Power Department, Government of Punjab, Project Offices Building, Canal Bank, Mustafabad, Dharampura, Lahore, Pakistan; (92) 42-99250351; Fax: (92) 42-99250352; E-mail:

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