India firm to build 1,200-MW Sawalkote, 160-MW Teesta Low 4

India’s Hindustan Construction Co. Ltd. (HCC) has received contracts to build the 1,200-MW Sawalkote and 160-MW Teesta Low Dam Stage 4 hydropower projects.

HCC told the Bombay Stock Exchange it received approval from the government of Jammu &Kashmir State to build Sawalkote (or Sawalkot) on the Chenab River on an engineering-procurement-construction basis. HCC will carry out the 43.125 billion rupee (US$961 million) contract in consortium with SPAS of Norway and Ozaltin of Turkey. HCC’s share of the work is 19.406 billion rupees (US$432 million). The project is to be completed in 7.5 years.

HCC said National Hydroelectric Power Corp. awarded it a 3.96 billion rupee (US$88.25 million) contract to build Teesta Low Dam 4 on the Teesta River in West Bengal State. Work includes a 511-meter-long concrete gravity dam, spillway, roller-compacted-concrete dam, intake structure, powerhouse, tailrace channel, switchyard, diversion, and other civil works.

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