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NESPAK in a joint venture with DOLSAR, Turkey has won Sustainable Hydropower Project in Uzbekistan. Dr. Tahir Masood, Managing Director NESPAK told the media here on Wednesday that the project will install three Hydro Power Plants with the total capacity of 24MW in the Aksu river, Kashkadarya Region, Uzbekistan, namely Rabat Hydropower Project, Chappasuy Hydropower Project, Tamshush Hydropower Project with associated 22km 35-110 kV transmission lines, and mini-hydro units of total 1MW in aggregate capacity. Total cost of the Project will be US $ 75 million.
The Joint-Stock Company “Uzbekhydroenergo” (Uzbekhydroenergo) is the project executing agency. They have received financing from Asian Development Bank (ADB) for the subject Project for an EPC “turnkey lump-sum” contract and for the project supervision consulting services to implement the project. The NESPAK-DOLSAR Joint Venture will provide services in the role of Project Consultants for Project Management, Project Performance Monitoring, Design Review of Technical Documents and Construction Supervision.
The project will support Uzbekistan’s national goals to increase renewable energy generation and diversify its energy mix. The project has multifaceted interventions to help Uzbekistan (i) deploy small and mini hydropower plants (HPPs) to add 25 megawatts (MW) of renewable energy capacity; (ii) develop a hydropower master plan to optimize a future investment program, which will help develop planning capacity for climate resilience and environmental sustainability; and (iii) compliment sector reforms by strengthening the institutional capacity of Joint-Stock Company Uzbekhydroenergo
By Winning this Project, NESPAK has paved its way in the vast energy market of Central Asian States. This project has opened new horizons for NESPAK. With already ranked at 13th in global construction management/program management firms by ENR magazine, NESPAK is committed to complete this Project within time and budget. The Project will also bring much needed foreign excahnge to Pakistan.
Gulpur Hydropower Project has achieved certified Commercial Operation and has been producing cheap electrity for the national grid, it was stated by Dr. Tahir Masood, Managing Director NESPAK in a press communiqué here on Wednesday. NESPAK in a joint venture with M/S MWH Inc. USA has provided consultancy services as Owner’s Engineer to M/s Mira Power Limited, a subsidiary of KOSEP, South Korea, for the 102 MW Gulpur Hydropower Project.
NESPAK played a very vital role as part of Owner’s Engineer for successful completion of Gulpur Hydropower Project providing complete technical support to Mira Power Limited in getting approvals from different Government Agencies as well as supporting the EPC Contractor in resolving complex issues arised during construction. Successful completion of this Project has added another feather in NESPAK’s Cap. NESPAK was also involved as Owner’s Engineer in development and completion of 84MW New Bong Escape Hydropower Project, which is the first hydro IPP of Pakistan, thus becoming a leading Consultancy Firm in development of private hydropower project in Pakistan.
Gulpur Hydropower Plant is a run-of-the-river hydroelectric generation project located on Poonch River, a major tributary of Jhelum River near Gulpur in Kotli District of Azad Kashmir. The Project financing has been provided by Korea Exim Bank, Asian Development Bank (ADB), International Finance Corporation (IFC), The Islamic Development Bank and ECO Bank. The Project is developed under Government of Pakistan’s Policy for Power Generation Projects 2002 as adopted in Azad Jammu & Kashmir.
The project has the capability of generating an average annual energy of 102 MW. The Project has been developed in shortest possible time and has become a benchmark in hydro sector of Pakistan and will play an important role in Pakistan’s National Vision. The project was completed at a total cost of Rs. 52 billion.
Lahore: A NESPAK-led joint venture has won the consultancy contract of Diamer Basha Dam Project through competitive bidding. The agreement was signed at a ceremony held at Mega Hydel Complex, Islamabad. General Manager/ Chief executive Officer/ Project Director Diamer Basha Development Company and Diamer Basha Consultants Group (DBCG) authorized representative Dr. Tahir Masood, MD NESPAK, signed the agreement on behalf of WAPDA and the Joint Venture respectively.
Ministry of Water Resources Federal Minister Muhammad Faisal Vawda, Federal Secretary Muhammad Ashraf, Joint Secretary Syed Muhammad Mehar Ali Shah, WAPDA Chairman Lt. Gen. (Retd) Muzammil Hussain, NESPAK Managing Director Dr. Tahir Masood, WAPDA Authority Members, senior officers and representatives of the consulting firms were also present on the occasion.
The Consultants will provide services through a joint venture comprising six Firms as JV members/partners, namely, National Engineering Services Pakistan (Pvt.) Ltd - Pakistan (Lead Firm), Pöyry (AFRY) Switzerland Limited - Switzerland, MWH (Stantec) International, Inc – USA, DOLSAR Engineering Inc. Co. – Turkey, Associated Consulting Engineers ACE Ltd. – Pakistan and MM Pakistan Pvt. Ltd – Pakistan. The Consultants’ scope of services includes detailed design review, construction design, construction supervision, contract administration and environment and resettlement aspects. It is pertinent to mention that NESPAK has been assigned the lead role in the contract for consultancy services in such a mega water sector project.
Diamer Basha Dam is proposed to be constructed on the Indus River. The site is 315 km upstream of Tarbela Dam Project, some 180 km below the town of Gilgit and 40 km downstream of Chilas, the headquarter of District Diamer in Gilgit-Baltistan. The project comprises construction of 272 m high Roller Compacted Concrete Dam (RCC), spillway, power intake, waterway tunnels and underground powerhouse one each on right & left side Abutment.
The project is scheduled to be completed in one hundred two months. On completion, the dam as proposed will be one of the largest RCC Dam in the World, the reservoir project will store about 8.1 million acre feet (MAF) of water, the powerhouse will generate 4500 megawatt (MW) of low-cost hydel electricity and help mitigating floods. About 1.23 MAF of land will be irrigated because of Basha Dam.
New irrigation system to irrigate 174,000 acres of land in Pind Dadan Khan, Khushab
Lahore: A NESPAK-led Joint Venture (JV) has won Command Area Development Component of ADB-funded Jalalpur Irrigation Project (CAD-JIP) through a competitive bidding, this was stated by Dr. Tahir Masood, Managing Director NESPAK here on Wednesday. The duration of the project is about four years. The project is expected to increase crop production and reduce the land degradation by minimizing the marginal quality groundwater use. Jalalpur Irrigation Project envisages construction of new irrigation system and appurtenant structures to irrigate about 174,000 acres of land in Pind Dadan Khan and Khushab area. The proposed main canal will off-take from right bank of Rasul Barrage and is about 116 km long with design discharge of 1,350 cusecs. The distribution system of 210 km length comprises 23 distributary canals and 07 minor canals. The project will benefit over 225,000 rural people in 80 villages.
NESPAK scope of services under the current assignment includes construction and lining (up to 50% length) of 485 watercourses, LASER land levelling of 30,000 acres, installation of High Efficiency Irrigation System on 2,000 acres and construction of 20 water storage ponds with solar powered pumping stations for irrigating un-commanded areas in addition to awareness creation, capacity development, extension and demonstration activities.
LAHORE: In a major development for harnessing scarce water resources in Southern Punjab, Wapda awarded the consultancy contract worth Rs156.226 million to a joint venture headed by Nespak for feasibility study, detailed engineering design, preparation of tender documents and PC-I of Murunj Dam project.
Wapda’s General Manager (Hydro Planning) Muhammad Amin and Nespak’s General Manager (Water and Agriculture) Javed Munir signed the agreement on behalf of Wapda and the joint venture respectively in a ceremony held at the Wapda House.
Murunj Dam project will be constructed across Kaha Nullah about 15 km from Marri village and 116 km west of Rajanpur, Punjab. Kaha Nullah is one of the largest hill torrents of the Koh-e-Sulaiman Range located in the vicinity of Rajanpur with average annual inflows of 183,000 acre feet. The available water resources are very scarce in Rajanpur and adjoining areas facing acute shortage of freshwater for drinking and agriculture.
Murunj Dam project has three main objectives namely storage of water for irrigation and drinking purpose, flood mitigation and power generation. The project will have gross water storage of 800,000 acre feet. Annual monsoon rains give rise to flashing hill torrents causing inundation of thousands of acres of land in the adjoining foothills and rendering damages to public property and cultivated land each year.
The project will generate 12 megawatt (MW) cheap and environment-friendly electricity. The project is unique in nature for Southern Punjab and will help alleviate poverty from the remote and backward region. It will change existing economic indicators and uplift the living standard of the people. The project will have tangible benefits and bring about 120,000 acre barren land into irrigable, groundwater recharging and fisheries development. Implementation of project will have significant impact on local economy.
The Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Report of the Mohmand Dam Hydropower Project has been approved by the Client on February 26, 2020. The EIA Report was prepared by Mohmand Dam Consultants (MDC), Environment and Resettlement Team Headed by Mr. M. Shariq Ahmed, GT&GE Division. The report was submitted to the Pakistan Environmental Protection Agency (Pak-EPA), Islamabad along with all the requisite documents to initiate the process of Environmental Approval.
A public hearing of the subject project was held in Deputy Commissioner Office Ghalanai, Mohmand District, which was attended by more than 300 persons from Mohmand, Malakand and Bajaur Districts. After the successful public hearing and fulfilling all the legal requirements, Pak-EPA, Islamabad, issued the Environmental Approval of Mohmand Dam Hydropower Project.
The New Embassy Complex Project designed and supervised by NESPAK was inaugurated by Mr. Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Foreign Minister of Pakistan, on February 28, 2020. On his arrival, NESPAK Regional Manager along with Project Coordinator and MEP Engineer welcomed the Honorable Minister and H.E Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan to Qatar Syed Ahsan Raza Shah. The Honorable Minister visited different sections of the building and lauded modern facilities provided for the ease of overseas Pakistani community and the quality of construction work. He also addressed the Pakistani community at the multipurpose hall that has seating capacity for more than 200 persons and met with the reputable Pakistani community members living in Qatar.
M/s RMRSCO (Pvt.) has engaged Disaster Management & Reconstruction (DM&R) Division, NESPAK, for providing consultancy services for development of Rudn Enclave Housing Scheme in District Rawalpindi. NESPAK scope of work includes seismic hazard micro-zonation, master planning, detailed design and preparation of bidding documents of about 10,000 kanal area. Mr. Aziz Aslam, General Manager/Head DM&R Division signed the consultancy agreement on January 1, 2020. The duration of the project is 24 months.
The RLNG based 1263MW Combined Cycle Power Plant (CCPP) is located near Trimmu Barrage at Haveli Bahadur Shah District Jhang, Punjab. Punjab Thermal Power (Pvt.) Limited (PTPL) had signed a 520 million USD mega contract with the China Machinery Engineering Corporation, China on a turnkey basis for the engineering, procurement and construction of the project. NESPAK had been engaged as lead consultant for preparation of tender documents, design review, construction supervision, preparation & evaluation of O&M tender documents etc. of this combined cycle power plant project and is rendering consultancy service till date.
The simple cycle (GT1/GTG1 & GT2/GTG2 along with its all auxiliary systems and 220Kv switchyard) and other BOP Systems (including firefighting & HVAC systems) necessary for simple cycle operation have been completed and cold commissioning done. However, Power Purchase Agreement and Gas Purchase Agreement have not been signed yet. The Combined Cycle (ST&STG), its auxiliary systems and related BOP Systems construction are in progress. The overall updated progress by the end of March 2020 is 83% and construction progress is 62%.
Pakistan Kidney and Liver Institute & Research Center (PKLI&RC) Lahore is being constructed as a state-of-the-art institute for kidney and liver medical facilities. The site is a 50 acres piece of land located on north western corner of Knowledge City adjacent to Phase-6 DHA, Lahore. NESPAK has been hired for the design and construction supervision of Package C-1, Phase-1. The proposed facilities under Package C-1, Phase-1 comprise multi-storey R.C.C frame structure buildings. The contract mainly covers civil, plumbing, electrical, HVAC, fire-fighting, networking & tele-communication works. Syed Imran Waheed, Vice President/Head Construction Management Division of NESPAK, visited the project site on March 3, 2020. The Project Manager PKLI briefed the Vice President/Head Construction Management Division about the progress of the Project. VP/Head showed satisfaction over the quality and progress of works.
Pakistan Kidney and Liver Institute & Research Center (PKLI&RC) Lahore is being constructed as a state-of-the-art institute for kidney and liver medical facilities. The site is a 50 acres piece of land located on north western corner of Knowledge City adjacent to Phase-6 DHA, Lahore. NESPAK has been hired for the design and construction supervision of Package C-1, Phase-1. The proposed facilities under Package C-1, Phase-1 comprise multi-storey R.C.C frame structure buildings. The contract mainly covers civil, plumbing, electrical, HVAC, fire-fighting, networking & tele-communication works. Syed Imran Waheed, Vice President/Head Construction Management Division of NESPAK, visited the project site on March 3, 2020. The Project Manager PKLI briefed the Vice President/Head Construction Management Division about the progress of the Project. VP/Head showed satisfaction over the quality and progress of works.
Disaster Management & Reconstruction (DM&R) Division, NESPAK Islamabad has signed a Project titled "Consultancy Services of Structural Audit, Analysis & Retrofitting Design and Top Supervision" with the Client Aga Khan Foundation – Pakistan & Aga Khan Planning and New Ventures, Pakistan. The contract signing ceremony was held at AKDN Office on March 13, 2020. The duration of the project is 10 months. NESPAK services shall include structural audit, analysis & retrofitting design and top supervision of 29 schools located in Mansehra district of KP and Upper Chitral, Lower Chitral, Skardu, Ghanche, Gilgit & Hunza districts of Gilgit Baltistan areas. Dr. Muhammad Rizwan, Principal Engineer, Head Structures Section of DM&R Division has been designated as the Project Manager.
K-Electric Limited, the project proponent, engaged NESPAK to carry out ambient air monitoring of Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) at Bin Qasim Power Station-II (BQPS-II), KARACHI on a monthly basis for a period of one year. Mr. M Shariq Ahmed, Chief Engineer, GT &GE Division, is the Project Manager. NESPAK team supervised the Ambient Air Monitoring of Hydrogen Sulphide (H2S) at six different locations within the 560 MW Bin Qasim Power Station-II.
The Public Health Engineering Division of Physical Planning & Housing Department PWD (South), Govt. of AJ&K has engaged NESPAK to provide engineering consultancy services for detailed feasibility studies, detailed engineering design, estimation, tender documents, preparation of PC-I for Greater Water Supply Scheme, (DHQ) Kotli (Phase-II), Azad Jammu & Kashmir.
The project was commenced in January, 2020. The main objective of the project is to provide potable water to the entire population of the project area up to the design horizon, Year 2050. The scope of services primarily comprises identification and development of water sources; water quality sampling & testing; design of water treatment plant, water transmission system, distribution network(s); and design of wastewater treatment plant.
The deliverables entail an inception report, pre-feasibility report, draft feasibility report, final feasibility report, EIA report, detailed engineering design report, draft PC-1 and tender drawings, final PC-1 and tender drawings, bidding documents & construction drawings. Among above said deliverables inception report, pre-feasibility report have been submitted to Client and work on draft feasibility report is underway.
The Environmental & Public Health Engineering Division of NESPAK has been engaged in master planning, detailed designing and construction supervision of ADB financed PICIIP Project for Sahiwal and Sialkot city since April, 2018. Master plan and PC-1 for Water and Sanitation Sector, Sahiwal have been approved by the Client/competent authorities whereas design work of other project components are in advance stage. The design stage of the project is expected to be completed by May, 2020.
Construction work on awarded contract packages including upgradation of parks in Sahiwal and Sialkot, Establishment of Local Govt. Academy building Lahore and procurement of solid waste management machinery/equipment has been in progress under resident supervision teams of NESPAK since October, 2019.
NESPAK continued construction supervision of the project Dualisation of Muzaffargarh D.G Khan roads. Mr. Asif, Chief Engineer Communication & Works Department visited the project prior to the visit of the Prime Minister along with Mr. Asfar, SE D.G Khan and Mr. Umair, XEN. They appreciated the quality of construction work as well as design of the project especially introduction of two new bypasses.
Later, a meeting was held with Federal Minister Zartaj Gull regarding development projects in D.G. Khan. NESPAK representative Mr. Tayyab along with Mr. Hamid Ali, Resident Engineer, attended the meeting and briefed her about the role of NESPAK in development sector especially in highways and city roads. The Resident Engineer gave a briefing about dualisation of Muzaffargarh D.G Khan Road. She appreciated the standards being maintained on this project.
NESPAK has been acting as consultant for the dualisation of Indus Highway package-1 from Sarai Gambila to Karak with a length of 60.84 km. So far, work is in progress on the project, which was started in May 2018. The project is expected to complete by November 2021. About 20 percent progress has been achieved on the project so far.
Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan inaugurated a new academic block at Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology (GIKI) in Swabi on August 26, 2019. The block was constructed with the generous funding by the Khyber Pakhunkhwa Government and it was designed and supervised by Disaster Management and Reconstruction (DM&R) Division of NESPAK. The PM visited labs and academic blocks and praised the design and quality of construction. The inauguration ceremony was attended by Mr. Mahmood Khan, Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Mr. Asad Qaiser, Speaker of the National Assembly and Mr. Shafqat Mahmood, Federal Minister for Education. Mr. Aziz Aslam, General Manager/ Head of DM&R Division and Mr. Zaki Aslan, Project Manager, represented NESPAK at the ceremony.
NESPAK was engaged by the Society for the Promotion of Engineering Sciences and Technology (SOPREST) for providing design and construction quality control services for the Project. Covering an area of 162,000 square feet, the project has been completed in two years at a cost of Rs 1.09 billion. The four-storey academic block has 12 classrooms, 20 laboratories, 42 faculty offices, three conference rooms and accommodation for 1,000 students.
Mr. Aziz Aslam, General Manager/Head Disaster Management and Reconstruction Division, visited the Society for the Promotion of Engineering Sciences and Technology (SOPREST) Office, Islamabad. SOPREST is the parent body of the Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute. This meeting was held after the inauguration of a new academic block at GIK Institute in Swabi by Prime Minister of Pakistan.
Engr. Shamsul Mulk, Ph.D. (Hon), HI, President of the SOPREST and Col. Hassan Haqqani, Project Director, appreciated NESPAK team efforts and congratulated them on successful completion of the Project. Engr. Shamsul Mulk, served as Caretaker Chief Minister of KPK and also served as Chairman Water and Power Development Authority WAPDA. Mr. Mulk also served NESPAK in early years of his career. He acknowledged the contribution of NESPAK towards national development.
Work is in progress on the construction of a CPEC project comprising 40 km Expressway Section (Havelian-Mansehra) and 80 km highway section (Mansehra-Thakot) under the supervision of the NESPAK-DOLSAR joint venture. The project comprises seven tunnels, 102 bridges, 11 flyovers and over 500 culverts/underpasses. The physical progress up to September 2019 is 88 percent with expected completion date of March 2020. The project cost is Rs. 133 billion and it is being financed by EXIM BANK, China having a share of 90 percent and Government of Pakistan with 10 percent share. The National Highways Authority is the Client for this important project.
The University of Science & Technology, Bannu, has awarded engineering consultancy services for the Project “Establishment of University Campus for Women at Bannu” to NESPAK in September 2019. NESPAK's scope of work includes preparation of a master plan, architectural & engineering design and top construction supervision with approximate project cost of Rs. 402 million. Mr. Muhammad Naveed, Senior Engineer Islamabad office, has been designated as the Project Manager.