Intake rehab, dam monitoring needed at 33-MW Kajaki in Afghanistan

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids for rehabilitation of an irrigation intake structure and piezometers and dam monitoring instrumentation at 33-MW Kajaki Dam in Afghanistan. Bids are due September 17.

In July, the Corps sought information on firms capable of performing major rehabilitation work at Kajaki and another multi-purpose water project, Dahla Dam, an irrigation project with three small hydroelectric generators.

Kajaki (or Kajakai) Dam is on the Helmand River about 90 kilometers northwest of Kandahar. The project supplies hydropower, irrigation storage, and flood control. Built in the 1950s by Morrison-Knudsen, Kajaki has suffered from 30 years of neglect.

The Corps' Afghanistan Engineering District-North seeks bids to rehabilitate, repair, and replace various components of the Kajaki Dam irrigation intake structure and existing piezometers and additional monitoring instrumentation for dam safety at Kajaki Dam. The work is to require 270 days and is valued at between $5 million and $10 million.

A solicitation notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site,, by entering Solicitation No. W5J9LE11R0083 in the "Keyword/Solicitation #" box.

Bids are due September 17. For information, see the Corps' Afghanistan Engineering District-North website,, or contact Katherine K. Clemens, Contract Specialist, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-AES, Kandahar, 0003 HQ HHC ARCENT Kandahar, OEF Multi-class SSF AWCF Kandahar, APO AE, AF 09355; (1) 540-667-6467; E-mail:

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