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Wapda awards rehabilitation of Warsak Hydroelectric Power to four firms led by Dolsar from Turkey

The Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) awarded the contract of consultancy services worth Rs.868 million through an international competitive bidding for 2nd Rehabilitation of Warsak Hydroelectric Power Station to a Joint Venture comprising four firms led by Dolsar from Turkey.
The contract was signed in a ceremony held here at WAPDA House. General Manager (Hydel) Development Muhammad Arshad Chaudhry and Dolsar representative Irfan Aker signed the contract on behalf of WAPDA and the Joint Venture respectively. WAPDA Chairman Lt Gen Muzammil Hussain (R), Member (Power) Badr-ul-Munir Murtiza and other senior officers of WAPDA were also present on the occasion.
It is worth mentioning here that WAPDA, on the directions of the Federal Government, has been vigorously implementing a least-cost energy generation plan to add low-priced hydel electricity to the system to overcome electricity shortages in the country. This plan aims at optimal utilization of the indigenous hydropower resources. In addition to constructing new projects, WAPDA has also been rehabilitating and up-grading its aging hydel power stations, including the Warsak, under the plan.
WAPDA is executing Second Rehabilitation Project of Warsak Hydel Power Station to regain its generation capacity, which has decreased to 193 MW from 243 MW due to aging factor of the electro-mechanical equipment. The rehabilitation works are planned to be carried out with an approved PC-I cost of Rs.22.25 billion with the objective to overcome the aging problems, regain the capacity loss of 50 MW with reliable annual energy generation of 1.14 billion units, upgrade and modernize the old system and achieve another life cycle of 30 to 40 years. German financial institution KfW and French Development Agency (AFD) are providing loan to the tune of 40 million euros each, while European Investment Bank (EIB) is giving 50 million euros for Second Rehabilitation Project of Warsak Hydel Power Station.

Posted on: 2017-04-11T15:18:00+05:00
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