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PEDO tenders rehabilitation work at Ranolia in Pakistan

Pakhtunkhwa Energy Development Organization (PEDO) invites bids by 20 December to undertake civil works for the rehabilitation and restoration of the Ranolia hydropower plant in Pakistan's northwestern province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Rehabilitation of the 17 MW run-of-river station located on Ranolia Khwar, a tributary of Dubair Khwar, in the district of Kohistan, is to be co-financed by the Asian Development Bank. The plant, which was commissioned in September 2021, was severely damaged by major flash floods in August 2022. The weir structure was completely washed away while the structure and machinery in the powerhouse was heavily damaged.

The scope of contract, with an estimated value of PKr 1503.84, will comprise: (i) Construction of RCC flood protection works at the powerhouse and switchyard of Ranolia, (ii) Construction of tailrace and bypass chamber at the powerhouse, (iii) Siphon reconstruction and protection at Ranolia Khwar Crossing and (iv) Construction of protection works at the weir and sand trap of Ranolia.

Sealed bids are invited through a “Single Stage One Envelope Bidding Procedure” under the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Public Procurement (KPPRA) Rules 2014 as amended, from eligible firms with a valid Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) License in category C-1 and above. Bidding documents can be downloaded from the website of PEDO ( as well as the websites of KPPRA and the Energy & Power Department. A complete set of bidding documents may be purchased on submission of a written application along with attested copy of PEC License in C-1 and above category, from the below mentioned address, and upon payment of a non-refundable fee of PKr 5000 in the form of deposit at call from a scheduled bank of Pakistan. The bidder shall, along with bidding documents, submit the requisite bid security of PKr 30 Million in the form of a bank guarantee from a scheduled bank of Pakistan. For further information, contact: Project Director (RHPP), PEDO House, 2nd Floor, Room 331. Sector B/2, Phase V, Hayatabad, Peshawar,

Islamic Republic of Pakistan; Tel.: +92 (0)919217004; Fax: +92 (0)919217340.