The Jammu & Kashmir State Power Dev. Corp. Ltd. has awarded an engineering, procurement and construction contract to the Hindustan Construction Co. for the development of the 93-MW New Ganderbal hydropower plant.
The contract is worth US$126 million and calls for the planning, design, engineering and construction of New Gabderbal’s civil and infrastructure work, which is to be located on the Sindh River in Central Kashmir.
HCC said it will also manufacture, assemble and commission unspecified electrical and mechanical components.
New Ganderbal has been part of Jammu & Kashmir‘s long-term plan to expand its hydroelectric capacity for years. HydroWorld.com reported in June 2012 that New Ganderbal, alongside a number of other significant projects, were being pushed as a scheme to increase the state’s cumulative hydro capacity by 8,000 MW through 2022.
HCC was awarded a pair of contracts for work at hydro projects in Bhutan and India in March 2016. The first contract, was for EPC work at the 118-MW Nikachhu project in Bhutan. The second was to build a double-lane tunnel that will serve as the access road for the 1,856-MW Sawalkote hydropower project. Sawalkote is also located in Jammu & Kashmir.
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