Invitations to bid have been issued for the civil works of the Ghazi Barotha 1,450-MW hydroelectric project. Eighteen prequalifiers have been asked to bid for three separate packages by 15 December (MEED 12:8:94).

Contractors will bid for three contracts, involving a barrage (C-01), power channel (C-02) and the power house (C-03). They are estimated to cost $300 million, $400 million and $350 million, respectively. The prequalifiers for all three contracts are:

Dong Ah Construction Industrial Company with Deojin Engineering & Construction Company, both of South Korea

Dumez with GTM International, both of France

Hochtief and Strabag Bau, both of Germany, with Athens-based Consolidated Contractors International Company (CCC) and Cyprus-based Joannou & Paraskevaides (Overseas)

South Korea’s Hyundai Engineering & Construction Company

Hyundai with the local Hakas, Descon Engineering and Habib Rafiq

Italy’s Impregilo with France’s Campenon Bernard, Ed Zueblin of Germany and the local Saadullah Khan & Brothers and Nazir & Company.

The following companies prequalified for C-01 and C-03:

Turkey’s Dogus with Spie Batignolles and Fougerolle, both of France, and Italy’s Astaldi

China’s Dongfang Electric Corporation

Sweden’s Skanska

For C-01 and C-02, Hyundai was prequalified with Hakas.

The prequalifiers for contract C-01 alone are:

Andrade Gutierrez Perfuracoes of Brazil

Dragados & Construcciones of Spain with Turkey’s Sezai Turkes Feyzi Akkaya (ST-FA), and Dyckerhoff Widmann and Philipp Holzmann, both of Germany

Japan’s Taisei Corporation

Prequalified for C-02 alone are:

Dogus with Astaldi

Samsung Engineering & Construction Company and Hanbo Steel & General Construction Company, both of South Korea, with the local Sardar M Ashraf D Baluch

South Korea’s Daewoo Corporation with the UK’s Wimpey Engineering

The prequalifiers for C-03 alone are:

Andrade with Mecanina Pesada of Brazil

South Korea’s Daelim Industrial Company.