Pakistan seeks sediment management strategy for 243-MW Warsak hydro project

Pakistan’s Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) invites expressions of interest from consultants to help develop a sediment management strategy as part of rehabilitation of the 243-MW Warsak hydroelectric project on Pakistan’s Kabul River. Responses are due September 30.

WAPDA took bids in April for a tendering agent for Warsak rehabilitation. It also called for bids in March to rehabilitate a turbine runner and wicket gates at Warsak. It took bids last year to supply butterfly and gate valves for the project.

Warsak is located in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, formerly called North-West Frontier Province, site of significant hydropower activity. The project includes four 40-MW generating units, dam, irrigation tunnels, and transmission system. Two 41.48-MW units were added in 1980-1981.

WAPDA now invites expressions of interest from consultants to support the agency in procurement of sediment measurement equipment, installation and training on hydrometric and sediment-metric equipment, and support to establish a sustainable sediment management strategy including experimental flushings of the reservoir.

Solicitation documents may be obtained from the address below or from the Internet sites www.tenders.afd.dgmarket.com, www.wapda.gov.pk or www.ppra.gov.pk.

Bids are due by 11 a.m. September 30 to the address below. For information, contact: General Manager (Hydel) Development, Water and Power Development Authority, 104 WAPDA House, Lahore, Pakistan; (92) 42-99202189; Fax: (92) 42-36369004; E-mail: gmhydeldev@hotmail.com; Internet: www.wapda.gov.pk.
 

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