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Wapda awards consultancy contract for 4320-MW Dasu project: project to generate 21.3 billion units annually

Lahore: Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) awarded contract to a joint venture ‘Dasu Hydropower Consultants’ for preparation of detailed engineering design and construction supervision of
4320-megawatt (MW) Dasu Hydropower Project.

The joint venture comprises of two renowned foreign and three local consulting companies – Nippon Koei (Japan), Dolsar Engineering (Turkey), and Development and Management Consultants, National Development Consultants and Pakistan Engineering Services (Pakistan).

The agreement was signed here at WAPDA House. WAPDA General Manager (Hydro) Planning Husnain Afzal and Nippon Koei General Manager Overseas Consulting Yutaka Murai and Dolsar Engineering President Huseyin Irfan signed the agreement on behalf of WAPDA and the joint venture respectively.

It is pertinent to mention that Dasu Hydropower Project is a part of the low-cost energy generation plan, WAPDA is executing on priority. Dasu is a run-of-the-river project to be constructed on the River Indus about 7 kilometers upstream of Dasu town in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province and 345 kilometers from Islamabad.

The project has an installed capacity of generating 4320 MW low-cost hydel electricity. Dasu Hydropower Project, on its completion, will contribute 21.3 billion units of electricity to the National Grid. Benefits of the project have been estimated about Rs. 191.7 billion per annum.

For more information, contact:
Muhammad Abid Rana
Director Public Relations
Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA)
G-32, WAPDA House, Lahore
Tel: +9242 9920 2633 and +9242 9920 2211 -2033 -2029
Cell: +92333 445 8293
Email: mabidrana@gmail.com

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