Pakistan seeks refurbishment study of five hydro projects

Pakistan’s Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) invites expressions of interest from consultants to perform a feasibility study of refurbishment and upgrade of five hydroelectric projects totaling 82.5 MW in two Pakistan provinces. Responses are due March 12.

The five projects are located on canals in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, formerly called North-West Frontier Province, and Punjab. They include 20-MW Dargai, 22-MW Rasul, 13.8-MW Nandipur, 13.5-MW Shadiwal and 13.2-MW Chichoki.

WAPDA said the projects have been in operation more than 50 years, have outlived their useful lives and require refurbishment and upgrading. The feasibility study is expected to require three months.

Expression of interest documents may be obtained from the address below for 1,000 rupees (US$9.53) by pay order or bank draft to Manager (Finance) Hydel, WAPDA, Lahore, payable at Habib Bank Ltd., Napier Road, Lahore. A tender notice may be obtained from Pakistan’s Public Procurement Regulatory Authority Internet site, www.ppra.org.pk, or WAPDA’s website, www.wapda.gov.pk.

Responses are due by 11 a.m. March 12. For information, contact: General Manager (Hydel) Operation, Water and Power Development Authority, Room 186 WAPDA House, Lahore, Pakistan; (92) 42-99202188; Fax: (92) 42-99202152; E-mail: gmhydel2002@hotmail.com.

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