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CASA-1000: 2 firms ready to set up converter stations

CASA-1000: 2 firms ready to set up converter stations

Jan 03, 2017 - 11:55

PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): Two major international firms have evinced a keen interest in setting up converter stations in Tajikistan and Pakistaninfo-icon for power transmission under the Central Asia-South Asia (Casa) 1,000 power project.

The US-based General Electric and Siemens of Germany are among the four companies which have offered to provide converter stations for installation in Tajikistan and Pakistan, a news report said on Tuesday.

Under the ambitious project, one station each will be set up in Tajikistan and Pakistan. Bids sought for setting up the converter stations a year ago were cancelled due to high prices, The Express Tribune reported.

Afghanistaninfo-icon, which would lay transmission lines over 500 kilometres, had invited three bids for three different parts of the transmission lines, an unnamed government official told the daily.

Indian and Chinese firms, which have participated in one of three bids, are currently being evaluated. “There is a high possibility of the Chinese company winning the bid,” the official added.

Initially, three converter stations were to be established, but the number has been reduced to two in order to cut the project cost.

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