Management consultant sought for Attabad Lake project in Pakistan

Proposals are invited by 3 January 2022.

Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) invites proposals by 3 January 2022 from qualified consulting firms to provide management consulting services for the development of the 54 MW Attabad Lake Hydropower Project (ALHPP) on the Hunza River, downstream of Attabad Lake, in the northwestern province of Gilgit-Baltistan.

The project is proposed to be implemented through an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract with the management consultants to be hired for the review of the feasibility study, along with a study for Generation Capacity Expansion Plan (GCEP) on least cost basis for Gilgit-Baltistan, procurement of an EPC contractor and contract management and administration through to final commissioning of the project. The objective is to assist WAPDA by providing project management, site management, contract management and technical services, to undertake a review of the EPC contractor’s designs and to provide advice to WAPDA on all aspects associated with the fixed price lump sum turnkey EPC contract for the implementation of the project within budget and on schedule. The contracted services are expected to begin in May 2022. The consultant’s proposal must include the minimum time-input of key experts and non-key experts of 1500 person-months.

The Attabad Lake Hydropower Project is planned to be developed on the natural built lake at Attabad Village in Hunza, which was created in 2010 following a massive landslide. The proposed project is planned to utilize the flows of Hunza River, one of the main tributary of the Indus River Basin. According to a feasibility study completed by WAPDA in 2021, the 54 MW plant with a design discharge of 60 m3 and a gross head of 111.7 m will generate 374 GWh annually to augment power supply to Hunza, Gilgit and Ghizer districts. A 2 m-high, 60 m-long weir will be constructed to divert the flow of the Hunza into a 2300 m-long headrace tunnel and then through a surge shaft and a 450 m-long high-pressure penstock branching into three units at the end to feed three turbines.

Request for proposals documents, (containing all details, description of assignment and evaluation criteria) can also be downloaded from WAPDA website at ( and PPRA website ( free of cost. A pre-proposal conference will be held on 15 December. Quality and Cost Based Selection Method (QCBS-80:20) will be used following a single stage two envelope procedure.

For further information, contact: Chief Engineer-I (Hydro) Planning, WAPDA, Sunny View Estate, Kashmir Road, Lahore; Tel: +92 42 99203489, +92 99202721; Fax: +92 42  99202793; Email:;