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WAPDA awards $6m contract

By Our Correspondent
April 20, 2024
This picture released on August 13, 2023, shows WAPDA House in Lahore. — Facebook/WAPDA
This picture released on August 13, 2023, shows WAPDA House in Lahore. — Facebook/WAPDA

LAHORE: Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) has awarded contract Package III C amounting to $6.28729 million for design and supply of two 220 KV, 168.75 MVA Generator Step-up (GSU) transformers for Unit No. 9 and 10 of Mangla Refurbishment Project, a statement said on Friday.

As per agreement, the Chinese contractor will complete the task in 400 days. The contract signing ceremony was held at WAPDA House and General Manager (Hydel) Development WAPDA Ihsan Ullah and Chief Representative of the Chinese firm CHINT Zyphyr Zhao signed the contract on behalf of their organizations.

WAPDA is implementing Mangla Refurbishment Project with an approved PC-I cost of Rs52.224 billion. The project is being carried out in various phases, wherein the generating units are to be refurbished by closing down one tunnel (two generating units) at a time. Refurbishment of the first two units has been completed in 2022, while refurbishment of all 10 generating units is likely to be accomplished by year 2027-28 in a phased manner.

Mangla Refurbishment Project, on its completion, will enhance generation capacity of the existing Mangla Hydel Power Station from 1000 MW to 1310 MW, thus registering an increase of 310 MW. The average annual generation of Mangla Hydel Power Station will also increase from 5 billion units to 6.6 billion units.