intec engaged in Dasu Transmission Line Project (Pakistan)

intec GOPA-International Energy Consultants was awarded the engineering services contract for  the construction of the 250 km long double circuit 765 kV transmission line from Dasu Hydropower Plant to Islamabad West Substation (Pakistan), achieving the first place against strong competitors.

With this project, intec continues to strengthen its position in the field of extra high voltage power systems. Only a limited number in the world of consultants has experience in this specific field and intec could position itself first amongst 5 competitors from Canada, USA, Germany and Australia.

Besides the transmission line with its planned 674 towers, the project also consists of a new 765/500/220 kV substation in Mansehra and another new 765/500/220 kV substation in Islamabad, which ensure the evacuation of electricity generated by Dasu HPP and other downstream hydropower plants to be installed along the river Indus.

A large team of experienced electrical, mechanicals and civil engineers as well as specialists in environmental and social action plans will update the engineering design for the transmission line and prepare the detailed design, layout and specifications for the two substations. During this first phase, intec will also prepare and finalise the bidding documents for both, the transmission lines and the substations, and support the National Transmission & Despatch Company during the prequalification, bidding, tender evaluation, contracting and project management.

The second stage of the project will be dedicated to support the client in procurement, contract management and supervision of all the construction works and assist him in monitoring and evaluation activities.

The project is scheduled for a period of seven years and involves the preparation and update of environmental and social management plans (ESMPs) as well as the implementation of the environmental management plan (EMP).