GoKP/Wapda – Lower Palas Valley Hydro Power Plant 665 MW – Khyber Pukhtunkhwa - Project Profile
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The Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (GoKP), and Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) are planning to construct the Lower Palas Valley Hydro Power Plant project in Khyber Pukhtunkhwa, Pakistan.
The project involves the construction of a 665MW hydro power plant. It includes the construction of a powerhouse, substation and other related facilities, the installation of turbines and generators and the laying of transmission lines.
In June 2010, the study consultants submitted the feasibility report. The consultants include ILF Consulting Engineers (Germany), POYRY (Australia) and ACE (PAK) with financing grants from KfW Bankengruppe of Germany.
On August 30, 2010, Wapda decided to implement the project on Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode.
The Expression of Interest (EOI) documents has been issued to interested sponsors. Four bids were received and evaluated. The recommendations made by Evaluation Committee were approved by the authority on March 20, 2012.
In December 2012, Wapda and GoKP signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the consortium of Korea Water Resources Corporation (K-Water) and Daewoo Engineering & Construction (Daewoo E&C) to develop the project on PPP mode under build-own-operate basis.
Draft of Joint Development Agreement (JDA) has been prepared and circulated among public and private sector sponsors for review and finalization.
On January 20, 2014, the developers have submitted PC-I application to the Ministry of Water & Power for approval and reply to the comments or observations of the planning authority were received on March 28, 2014.
However, the MoU signed between Wapda and GoKP with K-Water and Daewoo E&C had got expired in early 2015. K-Water and Daewoo E&C have later requested for the extension of the signed MoU for the Joint Development agreement, but they could not gain any extension approvals.
In April 2016, Wapda had initiated the process of finding new Private Sectors Sponsor for implementing the 665MW hydro power project.
Planning activities are underway and construction is scheduled for completion in 2023.
The project involves the construction of a 665MW hydropower plant at lower Palas Valley, on the left bank tributaries of Indus River in Kohistan District, Khyber Pukhtunkhwa, Pakistan.
The US$1,105 million project includes the following:
1. Construction of a powerhouse
2. Construction of a substation
3. Construction of other related facilities
4. Installation of turbines
5. Installation of generators
6. Laying of transmission lines
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