Pakhtunkhwa Energy Development Organization (PEDO) invites pre-qualification bids by 7 April for the design, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of electrical and mechanical works and associated civil works for the Gabral Kalam hydropower project in Pakistan's northwestern province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The 88 MW run-of-river project is to be developed under the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Hydropower and Renewable Energy Development Project, with funding from the World Bank. The World Bank approved US$ 450 million in financing in September 2020 to support the development of hydropower and associated solar PV in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, as well as strengthen the capacity of associated institutions in the province, as part of wider efforts by the multilateral bank to support Pakistan’s transition to renewable energy with the aim to reduce its reliance on fossil fuel imports and to lower the costs of electricity production.
Vietnam’s state power supplier, EVN, through the Vietnam Electricity Power Projects Management Board No. 1, invites sealed bids from eligible bidders by 22 April for the procurement of electro-mechanical equipment for the Hoa Binh Hydropower Plant Extension Project on the river Da in the northern province of Hoa Binh. The project will entail the expansion of the 1920 MW Hoa Binh plant to 2400 MW, through the addition of two units totalling 480 MW in a new powerhouse to be built downstream of the existing dam. The new units are designed to increase annual production by about 488 GWh.
The Himachal Pradesh State Electricity Board Limited (HPSEBL) invites pre-qualification applications by 18 March from qualified consultants to assist with the construction of four plants totalling 67 MW. All four schemes, namely Devi Kothi (16 MW), Hail (18 MW), Sai Kothi I (15 MW) and Sai Kothi II (18 MW), are designed as run-of-river projects in the Chamba District of Himachal Pradesh. In general, except for Sai Kothi II, which will take water directly from the tailrace of Sai Kothi I, and hence has no weir structure, the plants will each comprise a concrete weir, of either the drop or gated type, and a waterway structure with a desilting basin, headrace tunnel, surge shaft or surface forebay, pressure shaft or penstock, and tailrace.