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Civil works and E-M supply for Chitral in Pakistan

The Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA), with the financial support of the Agence Française de Développement (AFD), invites pre-qualification applications by 1 March to carry out the civil works and installation and commissioning of electrical and mechanical equipment for the 5 MW Chitral hydropower station in the northwestern province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

The scope of work includes replacement and construction/installation of civil works and E&M equipment including but not limited to the following works:  (1) Partly demolishing of old structures/equipment of powerhouse, forebay, penstock, 11 kV switchyard, settling basin, intake and headrace channel; (2) Construction of weir intake and appertaining structures; (3) Construction / refurbishment of headrace channel, settling basin, forebay; (4) Construction of new powerhouse including tailrace and 11 kV or above switchyard / substation; (5) Supply and installation of new penstock and other hydromechanical equipment; (6) Testing and commissioning of all civil and hydromechanical structures and equipment; (7) Design, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of 5 MW of E&M equipment; (8) Supply, installation, testing and commissioning of 11 kV or above transmission line. The works will be designed by WAPDA except the E&M equipment. The contract will be based on unit costs. The volumes will be ad-measured according to actual works. The scope of civil works includes demolition of major existing civil structures of the project components including existing intake structure, approach culvert, access roads, headrace canal/culvert, settling basin, forebay, powerhouse, penstocks, etc. and construction / partly refurbishment of a completely new waterway structure, powerhouse including control building, switchyard and allied structures. The newly constructed/refurbished water conveyance system includes a free overflow weir along with gated intake and under sluice, a 594 m-long approach culvert, a settling basin followed by 3101 m-long headrace culvert/channel which terminates at the forebay. Thereafter twin penstock pipes of a diameter of 1.7 m and length of 70 m will connect to the two turbines. The procurement notice can be viewed at

For all further information, contact: Ihsan Ullah, General Manager, Water and Power Development Authority, 105-WAPDA House, Lahore, Punjab 54000, Islamic Republic of Pakistan; Tel.: +92 4299202189; Fax: +92 4236369004; E-mail:

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