Pakistan seeks turbine runner, wicket gates for 243-MW Warsak hydro project

Pakistan’s Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) seeks bids to rehabilitate a turbine runner and wicket gates of the 243-MW Warsak hydroelectric project on Pakistan’s Kabul River. Bids are due March 20.

WAPDA took bids in 2011 for protection, instrumentation, and control equipment for rehabilitation and upgrading of Warsak. It recruited consultants in 2009 to study and design rehabilitation and upgrading of Warsak, which was completed in 1960.

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 seeks bids for Lot 1, runner rehabilitation, and Lot 2, rehabilitation of wicket gates.

Solicitation documents may be obtained from the address below for 1,000 rupees (US$9.53) by pay order or bank draft to R.E. Warsak, Account No. 361, payable at Habib Bank Ltd., Warsak Branch.

Bids are due by 11 a.m. March 20. For information, contact: Chief Engineer (Hydel) North, Water and Power Development Authority, Warsak; (92) 91-2385100 extension 258; Internet: www.wapda.gov.pk.

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