India’s NTPC again seeks bids to build 171-MW Lata Tapovan

India’s NTPC Hydro Ltd. seeks bids for engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) of civil and hydro-mechanical works of the 171-MW Lata Tapovan hydroelectric project on the Alaknanda River in Uttarakhand State. Bids are due January 15, 2009.

In 2007, NTPC Hydro, the hydro development unit of India’s biggest power producer NTPC Ltd., requested EPC bids for the entire project, including electro-mechanical equipment. (HNN 8/21/07) The EM equipment was excluded from the latest solicitation.

NTPC Hydro said the EPC contract is to include:
o Civil works: dam; intake; desilting basin; headrace tunnel; surge shaft; pressure shafts; valve, powerhouse, and transformer caverns; tailrace gallery and tunnel; switchyard; and access roads; and
o Hydro-mechanical works: stoplogs and radial gates of dam, intake, flushing tunnel, headrace tunnel inlet, surge shaft, draft tube, and tailrace tunnel outfall, with cranes and hoists.

Bid documents may be obtained until 3 p.m. December 23 from the address below for 22,500 rupees for Indian bidders or US$500 for foreign bidders, payable by crossed account payee demand draft to NTPC Ltd., New Delhi. The documents also may be obtained from NTPC’s tendering Internet site,, with online payment of the document fee.

Two-stage bids — techno-commercial and price — are due by 11 a.m. January 15, 2009. For information, contact DGM/Manager (Contract Services-Hydro), NTPC Ltd., Sixth Floor, Engineering Office Complex, Plot A-8A, Sector 24, Noida 201301 Uttar Pradesh, India; (91) 120-2596620; Fax: (91) 120-2410215; Internet:,


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