Pakistan seeks circuit breakers, transformers for 3,480-MW Tarbela hydro project

Pakistan’s Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) seeks bids to supply replacement circuit breakers, disconnect switches, and current transformers at the 3,480-MW Tarbela hydroelectric project on the Indus River. Bids are due March 25.

WAPDA took bids in December to supply a generator transformer fire protection system for Units 11-14 of Tarbela.

Meanwhile, WAPDA Chairman Zafar Mahmood ordered authorities in January to ensure the on-schedule completion of the 1,410-MW Tarbela Dam 4th Extension project. The agency also has been recruiting firms for project preparation and design of the 1,300-MW Tarbela Dam 5th Extension hydro project.

WAPDA now seeks bids on a turnkey basis to replace existing 220-kilovolt circuit breakers, 220-kV disconnect switches, current transformers and 220-kV busbar at the 500/220-kV switchyard at Tarbela power station with higher-rating 220-kV SF6 circuit breakers, 220-kV disconnect switches, current transformers and 220-kV busbar.

Tender documents may be obtained until noon March 24 from the addresses below for 3,000 rupees (US$30) submitted by pay order or bank draft to Manager Finance (Hydel), WAPDA Lahore, payable on M/s Habib Bank Ltd., Gardee Square Branch, Lahore, Account No. 1030-59 or Chief Engineer (Power), WAPDA, Tarbela Dam, payable on M/s Habib Bank Ltd., G.I.K.I. Branch, Topi-1979, Account No. 19790006519303.

Bids are due by 11 a.m. March 25. For information, contact General Manager (Hydel) Operation, WAPDA, 185 WAPDA House, Lahore, Pakistan; (92) 42-99202211; Fax: (92) 42-99202159; E-mail:; or Chief Engineer (Power), WAPDA Power Station, Tarbela, Post Code: 23470, District Swabi, Khyber Pakhtunkhawa, Pakistan; (92) 938-281180; Fax: (92) 938-281186; E-mail:; Internet:,

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