India firm seeks powerhouse for 520-MW Tapovan Vishnugad

India’s NTPC Ltd. seeks two-stage bids by September 26 for construction of a penstock and powerhouse package for the 520-MW Tapovan Vishnugad hydroelectric project on the Dhauliganga River in India’s Uttaranchal State.

Work includes construction of a powerhouse cavern; transformer hall; cable, surge, and pressure shafts; steel penstock; tailrace tunnel; and part of the headrace tunnel. NTPC said it intends to finance the project through external commercial borrowing and its own resources.

Bid documents may be obtained until September 5 from the address below for 9,000 rupees for Indian bidders and US$200 for foreign bidders in the form of a crossed account payee demand draft to NTPC Ltd., New Delhi. Stage 1, techno-commercial, bids are due by 11 a.m. September 26.

For information, contact Deputy General Manager (Contract Services-Hydro), NTPC Ltd., Sixth Floor, Engineering Office Complex, Plot A-8A, Sector 24, Noida 201301 Uttar Pradesh, India; (91) 120-2596601; Fax: (91) 120-2410215; Internet:,

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