PAKISTAN: Impregilo clinches Ghazi Barotha contracts

22 December 1995
NEWS

A consortium led by Italy's Impregilo has won two contracts worth a total $511 million for work on the 1,450-MW Ghazi Barotha hydroelectric power project. Impregilo's partners are France's Campenon Bernard, Ed Zueblin of Germany, and Saadullah Khan & Brothers and Nazir & Company, both local.

The first contract, C1, is for construction of a barrage 7 kilometres downstream of the Tarbela dam. Contract C2 is to divert water at Ghazi to a 52-kilometre power channel. The client is the Water & Power Development Authority (WAPDA). Work is due to start immediately and completion is expected in under four years.

A third contract, C3, for the power complex civil works, will involve building a 1,450-MW power house with five units and associated infrastructure facilities. Bids for C3 will be opened on 20 January, with an award expected in mid-1997. There are 11 prequalifying companies - one from each of Brazil, China, Germany, Italy and Sweden, two from France and four from South Korea. The total cost of the project has been put at $2,200 million (MEED 1:12:95).

A MEED Subscription...

Subscribe or upgrade your current MEED.com package to support your strategic planning with the MENA region’s best source of business information. Proceed to our online shop below to find out more about the features in each package.

Get Notifications