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WAPDA extends bidding for Keyal Khwar’ electro-mechanical equipment

The Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) has extended the deadline for pre-qualification applications for the procurement/design, fabrication, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of mechanical and electrical equipment for the Keyal Khwar hydropower project to 21 May. The 128 MW run-of-river project on Keyal Khwar Nallah, a right bank tributary of the Indus river in Lower Kohistan District of the northwestern province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, is to be financed with a loan from Germany’s Kreditanstalt fur Wiederaufbau (KfW), with co-financing from the Agence Française de Développement.

The contract comprises: (i) Mechanical powerhouse equipment, including two vertical shaft Pelton turbines of five jets and not less than 64 MW rated capacity each, with rated turbine discharge of 10 m3/s per unit and a rated gross head of 719.6 m; two spherical type main turbine inlet valves, one powerhouse main crane and all required mechanical auxiliaries; (ii) Electrical powerhouse equipment, including two vertical shaft, salient pole generators of 74 MVA capacity each with rated voltage of 11 kV and rated power factor of 0.85, two main step-up transformers, 132 kV cable system and all electrical auxiliary systems; and (iii) 132 kV outdoor switchyard equipment, and a 132 kV double circuit transmission line spanning 0.75 km long from the Keyal Khwar plant to the interconnection point with the national grid for power evacuation via the Duber Khwar hydropower plant switchyard and the Allai Khwar hydro plant switchyard. Construction of the project is foreseen to start in April 2022 and is scheduled to take four years.

A complete set of prequalification documents may be purchased on the submission of a written application to the address below and upon payment of a non-refundable fee of Pakistani Rupee 10 000 by pay order/demand draft/banker’s cheque/online transfer in the name of Chief Engineer/Project Director Keyal Khwar HPP, WAPDA (IBAN: PK88ALFH0409001005592611, account name: CHF ENG/PROJT DIR KYL KHR HYD PW PR). The request must clearly state “Request for Pre-qualification Documents for Keyal Khwar Hydropower Project – Contract No. KKHPP-03: Procurement/ Design, Fabrication, Supply, Installation, Testing and Commissioning of Mechanical and Electrical Equipment”. For further information, contact: General Manager PD Projects, Northern Area, Water & Power Development Authority (WAPDA), Kashmir Road, Sunny View, Lahore, Punjab 54000, Pakistan; Tel.: +92 42 99 202 661; E-mail:;