SMEC wins dam, water contracts in Pakistan

28 August 2019

In partnership with its subsidiary Engineering General Consultants (EGC), SMEC has recently been awarded projects to enhance key water infrastructure in Pakistan, including a major contract on the Mohmand dam project.

The Mohmand Dam is a multi-purpose concrete-faced rock-filled dam located on the Swat River, which has significant economic and ecological importance in Pakistan. The Swat River ecosystem supports many species of fish and migratory birds, and the river itself is vital source of water for irrigation, drinking and industrial use.

SMEC’s scope of work includes detailed design review, engineering and construction design, supervision and contract management. The project also features additional quality, environment and resettlement aspects. Once completed in 2024, the dam will provide 740MW of hydroelectricity, improved downstream flood control and irrigate approximately 15,000 acres of land.

SMEC, along with EGC as sub-consultants, are participating in the project as part of a joint venture.

The company also won a contract on the Balochistan Water Resources Development Sector Project, which is located in the Zhob and Mula river basins in Balochistan, the largest province in Pakistan. The arid climate and over-exploitation of water resources has restricted its agricultural development.

The project aims to raise farmers’ incomes with new irrigation infrastructure and better management of farms, and to improve capacity for sustainable water management in Balochistan.

Once complete, the project will increase agricultural production and income through improved irrigation infrastructure and watershed protection. Along with its joint venture partners, EGC will provide a range of consultancy services including feasibility studies and structures design, construction supervision and project implementation support to the Water and Power Development Authority of Pakistan (WAPDA).

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