Pakistan seeks refurbishment of Jinnah Barrage

The Irrigation and Power Department of Pakistan’s Punjab State invites applications for pre-qualification to rehabilitate and modernize Jinnah Barrage on the Indus River. Responses are due March 6, 2010.

The Irrigation and Power Department recruited consultants in January to oversee rehabilitation of Jinnah Barrage, which was built in 1943. (HydroWorld 12/11/09) 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. March 6, 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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