WAPDA awards multi-million dollar contract for Mangla Dam Project

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Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) has awarded a multi-million dollar contract for the supply of two critical transformers for the Mangla Refurbishment Project, paving the way for a major increase in power generation capacity and a stronger national grid.
In a statement released by WAPDA on Friday, WAPDA has taken a major step forward in the Mangla Dam Project, awarding a contract worth US$ 6.28729 million for the design and supply of two 220 KV, 168.75 MVA Generator Step-up (GSU) Transformers for Unit No. 9 and 10.
The contract was signed between WAPDA and Chinese contractor CHINT at a ceremony held at WAPDA House.
The project which aims to refurbish the existing Mangla Hydel Power Station will increase its generation capacity from 1000 MW to 1310 MW, a significant increase of 310 MW.
The average annual generation will also increase from 5 billion units to 6.6 billion units. The project is being funded by USAID, AFD France, and WAPDA’s resources.
The project is expected to be completed by 2027-28 and will play a vital role in strengthening the national grid and meeting the country’s growing power needs.
The contract signing ceremony was attended by high-ranking officials, including Member (Finance) WAPDA Naveed Asghar Chaudhry and Member (Power) WAPDA Jamil Akhtar.