Mid-2012 start-up seen for India’s 111-MW Sawra Kuddu

Andritz Hydro said May 6 it expects to complete work in mid-2012 on the 111-MW Sawra Kuddu hydroelectric project on the Pabbar River, in the Shimla District of India’s Himachal Pradesh State.

Andritz Hydro is supplying electro-mechanical equipment for Sawra Kuddu to owner Himachal Pradesh Power Corp. Ltd. (HPPC) under terms of 28 million euro (US$37.2 million) contract awarded in February. (HNN 2/17/09) The contract was awarded to Andritz units VA Tech Hydro Pvt. India Ltd. and VA Tech EWF Pvt. Ltd of India.

Andritz Hydro is to design, supply, install, and commission three 37-MW turbine-generators, auxiliaries, generator transformers, 245-kilovolt gas-insulated switchgear, XLPE cable, and electrical power plant equipment.

HPPC awarded a separate 1.53 billion rupee (US$31 million) contract to Patel Engineering Ltd. of India for construction of the Sawra Kuddu powerhouse complex.

Bids are due May 14 in response to HPPC’s call for project civil works, gates, and hoisting equipment. (HNN 4/29/09)

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