India utility seeks design, review of 110-MW Pare construction

India’s North Eastern Electric Power Corp. Ltd. (NEEPCO) seeks bids for design and review consultancy of the construction of the 110-MW Pare hydroelectric project in Arunachal Pradesh State. Bids are due June 30.

The government of Arunachal Pradesh signed an agreement with NEEPCO in 2006 for development of Pare in Papumpare District. In 2008, the developer requested bids for a similar contract as well as for civil construction and equipment. (HNN 2/20/08)

NEEPCO seeks bids for design and review consultancy work, including review of techno-commercial and price bids, detailed design and engineering, preparation of construction drawings, and review and monitoring of all works.

Pare is to include four construction packages:
o Package 1, construction of a concrete gravity dam, spillway, cofferdam, diversion and headrace tunnels, surge shaft, pressure shaft, powerhouse, and tailrace;
o Package 2, design, fabrication, and installation of all hydro-mechanical works such as gates, trashrack, penstocks, and steel liners;
o Package 3, design, engineering, manufacturing, installation, testing, and commissioning of two 55-MW turbine-generators and control panels;
o Package 4, design, engineering, manufacturing, installation, testing, and commissioning of transformers, switchyard, and related equipment.

Bid documents may be obtained from the address below for 10,000 rupees (US$200) by demand draft or banker’s check to NEEPCO Ltd. at Shillong. Documents also may be obtained from the NEEPCO Internet site, www.neepco.gov.in, and the fee submitted with the bid.

For information, contact Office of Executive Director (Contracts and Procurement), North Eastern Electric Power Corp. Ltd., Brookland Compound, Lower New Colony, Shillong 793003 Meghalaya, India; (91) 364-2224582; Fax: (91) 364-2222578; Internet: www.neepco.gov.in.

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