Saturday, July 17, 2010

Pakistan Power ministry decided to award 320MW power plant contract to GE Energy

Top officials of the Ministry of Water and Power of Pakistan are going to award a multimillion dollar power project to American power company, GE Energy, without calling any tender.

The 320MW power plant containing gas turbines, originally designed and manufactured by GE in 1973-74 and 1994-95, had been donated to Pakistan by UAE. Hence, the ministry has taken the decision. The ministry also decided to send the necessary preliminary works to set up the plant to GE Energy.

Business Recorder reported that Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority (ASWEA) awarded the dismantling contract of the power plant to Abu Dhabi Aircraft Technologies (ADAT) which would pack the product and transport it to Karachi Port.

The dismantled Gas turbines would reach Pakistan by August 2010 and would be installed at the Gas Turbine Power Station located in Faisalabad.

Pakistan government is going to sought GE’s assistance for re-erecting the power plant. However for contractors for civil works, testing, and commissioning of the power plant, and supply of additional new equipments, will be hired through competitive bidding process.

Funds received through USAID would be used to finance the project. Meanwhile, GE has been asked to submit a bid proposal along with a bid bond amount to 2 percent of the bid value issued from any Pakistani bank valid till December 31, 2010. After the contract is finalized, the bid bond shall be returned. The government also asked GE Energy to submit a technical and financial proposal to re-erecting the power plant within July 25, 2010.

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