Equipment installation sought for India’s 44-MW Chutak

Equipment supplier Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd. (BHEL) seeks bids for installation and commissioning of turbine-generators and other equipment at the 44-MW Chutak hydroelectric project being built on the Saru River in India’s Jammu & Kashmir State. Bids are due April 23.

Developer NHPC Ltd. awarded a contract to BHEL in 2007 to supply electro-mechanical works for Chutak. (HydroWorld 1/10/08) That contract, then valued at 2.27 billion rupees (US$58 million), called for design, manufacture, supply, installation, testing, and commissioning of the project’s four 11-MW turbine-generators; digital governing system; static excitation system; generator step-up transformer; computer-based control, protection, and monitoring equipment; and auxiliaries.

BHEL now seeks installation, testing, commissioning, and trial operation of the Chutak equipment package.

Tender documents may be obtained from the BHEL Internet site,, or from the address below for a fee of 1,000 rupees (US$20) by crossed demand draft to BHEL at Noida.

Bids are due before 3:30 p.m. April 23. For information, contact Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd., Power Sector, Northern Region, Plot No. 25, Sector 16A, Dist. Gautam Budh Nagar, Noida 201301 India; (91) 120-2515476; Fax: (91) 120-2515464; E-mail:,; Internet:

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