BARQAAB Consulting Services was established in May 2000 as Engineering Consulting Company under company ordinance 1984. Its core team of professionals has unmatchable experience of working on WAPDA’s Water and Power sector projects. The overall team of professionals numbering about 350 is a mix of young, middle level and senior engineers with rich experience in various engineering disciplines. Overall staff strength is 450.
BARQAAB has successfully implemented a large number of important projects independently and as a joint venture partner. BARQAAB is proud of independently planning, designing and supervising the construction of Rainee Canal Project including its Headwork of 10,000 cusecs at Guddu Barrage, 111km main/branch canal, 133km distributary and minor canals and 394 structures of various types. Hardly any other consultant has independently planned, designed and implemented a canal project of this size and nature. Other water sector projects include Muzaffargarh Canal Rehabilitation and Lining Project (as Lead Firm), Mangla Dam Raising Project and Khanki Barrage (as a major JV partner).
BARQAAB also has the credit of being a major JV partner for the detailed design of Diamer Basha Dam Project – the highest roller compacted concrete dam in the world. BARQAAB independently carried out the feasibility of 10,000 cusecs Mangla-Marala Link Canal and the feasibility studies of a large number of dams in all the four provinces and in FATA. BARQAAB has recently completed feasibility study of Dadhocha Dam and is presently carrying out feasibility of UJC as a lead firm in the JV. BARQAAB was also associated as a JV partner for design of lining of Rice Canal, Dadu Canal, Rohri Canal, KB Feeder Canal, Phuleli Canal and Pinyari Canal in Sindh and is presently working as a JV partner for the construction supervision of Jhamrao Canal lining and rehabilitation project. BARQAAB was a JV partner for the detailed design and construction supervision of RBOD III project.
BARQAAB’s consultancy services cover all engineering disciplines but its main field of experience is the water and power resources development projects. Scope of services provided in these sectors cover planning including surveys, field investigations, project identification, concept papers, pre-feasibility and feasibility studies, ranking studies and prioritization, detailed design & implementation of irrigation, drainage, dam and hydropower projects. BARQAAB also specializes in hydrogeological characteristics for groundwater management.
The company is managed by an independent Board of Directors who are all eminent engineers. Day to day affairs are looked after by the Chief Executive with the assistance of General Managers and Divisional Heads. Work of field teams is coordinated by designated Coordination Officers in the Head office. Overall financial management and internal audit is the responsibility of General Manager Finance. Headquarter offices are at Lahore where various specialty groups are working. These specialty groups are centers of excellence in various disciplines. They provide professional input to project management teams.