Pakistan seeks supervision of turbine-generator refurbishment at 1,000-MW Mangla hydro project

Pakistan’s Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) invites expressions of interest from consultants for supervision of upgrade and refurbishment of six turbine-generators of the 1,000-MW Mangla Dam hydroelectric project. Responses are due August 17.

WAPDA issued a solicitation in 2013 for pre-qualification to refurbish and upgrade Units 5 and 6 at Mangla to increase installed capacity of the units to 135 MW from 100 MW. It took bids last year to supply generator step-up transformers and to refurbish powerhouse cranes for Mangla, on Pakistan’s Jhelum River. The U.S. Congress released US$280 million in 2012 to support improvements to Mangla and the 83-MW Kurram Tangi project.

In the current solicitation, WAPDA invites expressions of interest from consultants to supervise upgrade and refurbishment of Units 1-6 at Mangla.

Solicitation documents may be obtained from the address below for 500 rupees (US$4.91), payable by pay order, demand draft or call deposit receipt to Manager Finance (Hydel), WAPDA, Lahore, at HBL, Gardee Square Branch, Nappier Road, Lahore Account No. 1303-59. Documents also may be obtained from the WAPDA Internet site,, or Pakistan’s public procurement website,

Expressions of interest are due by 11 a.m. August 17 to the address below. For information, contact General Manager (Hydel) Development, Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA), 105 WAPDA House, Lahore, Pakistan; (92) 42-99202189; Fax: (92) 42-36369004; E-mail:; Internet:

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