Asia and Oceania

India state seeks consultants for hydrological system

Hydro developer Uttaranchal Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd. (UJVNL) seeks expressions of interest by August 5 from consultants to prepare a detailed project report on establishing a hydrological information system in the hydro-rich Uttaranchal State.

With US$300 million in funding from the Asian Development Bank, the state is proceeding with the Uttaranchal Power Sector Investment Project comprising clean energy development mainly involving small hydro, plus transmission system expansion and sector capacity building.

UJVNL said it intends to pre-qualify consultants to prepare a detailed project report for establishing a state-of-the-art hydrological information system to assist hydropower development and operation in Uttaranchal.

The report would include design of a hydro-meteorological monitoring and telemetry system to support overall hydropower generation operation and management. The monitoring system would be installed in the Yamuna, Bhagirathi, Alaknanda, and Tons river catchments and other tributaries for early flood warning.

The consultants also would prepare technical specifications and bid documents, and help UJVNL evaluate tenders and carry out the project.

Expressions of interest and qualifications are due by August 5 to the following address. For information, contact Deputy General Manager (CD), Uttaranchal Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd., Pashulok (Barrage), Rishikesh, Dehradun 249203 India; (91) 135-2455706; Fax: (91) 135-2455023; E-mail: [email protected]; Internet: