We have offices in Lahore, Islamabad and Karachi. We have successfully completed many very prestigious contracts in the country; the scope of our activities has witnessed rapid growth in our local expertise and experience.
Our work in Pakistan has been internationally recognised through projects such as the Ghazi Barotha Hydropower project which won the Energy Institute International Platinum Award and the Sukkur Barrage project which brought us the British Construction Industry Award.
We've worked on five hydropower projects in Pakistan, hugely increasing the country's electricity generation.
Since 2009 we have been providing technical assistance to the Provincial governments of Pakistan with the aim of strengthening systems for the planning and delivery of maternal, newborn and child health services throughout the country. We're also supporting the development of ‘roadmaps’ required to enhance Pakistan’s health sector’s capacity to implement effective and well managed programmes, to develop innovative and evidence-based effective policies related to reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health and nutrition, and to improve public financial management.
We're providing support to Punjab government to improve access, equity, quality and relevance of education. We have supported the rollout of an innovative non-salary financing reform in all government schools. In the first year alone, this will improve the learning conditions of 15,000 schools and the life chances of 2.8 million students.
Water and environment
In the arid Sindh province our local knowledge, stakeholder engagement and technical engineering skills are being used to restore effective irrigation to thousands of farmers. The five year, US$150 million programme, funded by the World and Asian Development Banks, is key to the long-term sustainability of agriculture.
In Rawalpindi, most people received water for only a few hours each day and the sewerage system was inadequate. We improved the water and sewerage services through rehabilitation of the existing works and construction of new water supply and sewerage facilities. We enabled the provision of a safe and reliable water supply and improved the urban situation for the population of Rawalpindi City.
For the Thar coalfield development in Sindh, we’re assessing environmental and social risks and opportunities, planning land use and developing mitigation proposals, to enable development of a new coal mine and power station. We are identifying the most acceptable ways to harness one of the world’s largest coal deposits, with a view to environmental and social sustainability and maximum local as well as national economic benefit.
Our work with the Water & Power Development Authority (WAPDA) has gone from strength to strength over the last 10 years.
Design is under way on the US$700M extension of Tarbela Dam, which we are leading. By finding efficiencies such as using irrigation water for electricity generation as well, we are enabling 40% more electricity to be generated than originally envisaged – increasing the extension’s capacity to 1.4GW.
We're providing construction supervision for the Kurram Tangi Dam which will provide flood defence and irrigation and generate 84MW of electricity.
Previously we provided design services on three other major hydroelectricity projects on the river Indus – the 840MW Sukki Kinari, 7100MW Bunji and the 1450MW Ghazi-Barotha scheme, which won the Energy Institute International Platinum Award.
For HUBCO Power Company we are owner’s engineer for a 213MW diesel-fuelled power station at Narowal, Punjab, which provides a robust, efficient design to alleviate the country’s acute power shortage.