Pakistan’s National Transmission and Dispatch Co. (NTDC) invites expressions of interest to perform geotechnical investigations, route mapping, and engineering design of transmission lines to interconnect the 4,320-MW Dasu hydroelectric project to be built on the Indus River in Pakistan. Responses are due December 18.
Pakistan’s Water and Power Development Authority said it is receiving World Bank financing for Dasu, which is to be built in phases. Detailed design is progressing on the hydro project’s first phase of 1,080 MW.
NTDC said it has conducted a feasibility study of transmission of power from 26 planned hydropower projects in mountainous northern Pakistan, including Dasu, which is considered a priority project. The agency plans two 500-kilovolt double-circuit transmission lines from Dasu to Mansehra and one 500-kV double-circuit line from Mansehra to Islamabad West Grid Station.
The transmission agency invites expressions of interest from consultants to perform a detailed survey of route alignment, geotechnical investigations, and tender-level engineering design for preparation of tender documents. The work is expected to require 12 months.
Terms of reference may be obtained from the NTDC Internet site, www.ntdc.com.pk, or from the address below. Expressions of interest are due by 2 p.m. December 18.
For information, contact Chief Engineer (EHV-I), NTDC, NTDC House, 34 Industrial Area, Gulberg – III, Postal Code 54660, Lahore, Pakistan; (92) 42-99623246; Fax: (92) 42-99263247; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Internet: www.ntdc.com.pk.