GoP – Munda Dam Hydro Power Plant 800 MW – Pakistan - Project Profile
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The Government of Pakistan (GoP) is planning to undertake the construction of Munda Dam in Pakistan.
The project involves the construction of an 800MW hydro power plant with multi-purpose concrete-faced rock-filled dam.
It includes the construction of a reservoir, penstocks, gates, spillways, a powerhouse, a substation and other related facilities, the installation of turbines, transformers and generators, and the laying of transmission lines.
The Ministry of Water & Power reassigned the project to Pakistan’s Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) to carry out detailed engineering design and construction work.
In March 2000, the initial feasibility study on the project was completed.
On November 23, 2010, the GoP received expressions of interest (EoI) for detailed engineering design and preparation of tender documents from nine firms, of which five were shortlisted and RFPs were issued.
On June 15, 2011, technical and financial proposals from shortlisted firms for detailed engineering design and preparation of tender documents were invited.
In August 2011, a consortium of consulting firms comprising SMEC Australia (Australia), Nippon Koei (NK) (Japan) and National Engineering Services Pakistan (NESPAK)-Associated Consulting Engineers (ACE) (Pakistan) were finalized as the detailed engineering design consultants for the project. The consultancy contract agreement for consultancy services was signed on February 16, 2012.
On April 2, 2014, French Development Agency (AFD) granted funding for the project under Credit Facility Agreements (CFAs) signed with government, out of which the project received US$14.7 million funding for preparation of detailed engineering design for the project.
On July 15, 2015, the project secured approval from Central Development Working Party (CDWP) for the construction.
In August 2015, The Planning Commission of Pakistan has decided to issue authorization letter to SMEC for carrying out detailed engineering design study (DEDS) of the project.
In February 2016, detailed engineering design, preparation of PC-I and tender documents are in progress.
In October 2016, location survey and feasibility report have been completed and GoP in the process of securing funds for the project.
WAPDA has invited an Expression of Interest (EoI) to undertake consultancy services for design review, construction supervision, and contract administration for the project.
PC-I has been submitted to Ministry of Water & Power (MoW&P) for approval of Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) through the Planning Commission. Construction activities are scheduled to commence in November 2017 and slated for completion by June 2023.
Planning Authority: Ministry of Water & Power, Pakistan
Associate Developer: Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA)
Engineering Design Contract: National Engineering Services Pakistan (NESPAK), Associated Consulting Engineers (ACE), SMEC Australia and Nippon Koei
The project involves the construction of an 800MW hydro power plant with multi-purpose concrete-faced rock-filled dam on the Swat River around 5km upstream of the Munda Head works in Mohmand Agency, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.
The US$2,783 million project includes the following:
1. Construction of a reservoir
2. Construction of pen stocks
3. Construction of gates
4. Construction of spillways
5. Construction of a powerhouse
6. Construction of sub stations
7. Construction of access roads
8. Installation of turbines
9. Installation of generators
10. Laying of transmission lines
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