Russia-India venture to build dam of 520-MW Tapovan Vishnugad

NTPC Ltd. has awarded a contract to a Russia-India consortium to build the dam and desilting chamber for the 520-MW Tapovan Vishnugad hydroelectric project on the Dhauliganga River in India’s Uttarakhand State.

A consortium of Zarubezhvodstroi of Russia and SSJV of India won a contract worth 2.7 billion rupees (US$61 million) for a 73-meter-long dam, head regulator, diversion works, desilting basin, and part of a headrace tunnel. Work is to be completed in 44 months.

NTPC previously awarded a 4.56 billion rupee (US$102 million) contract to Indian construction and engineering firm Larsen &Toubro Ltd. and Austria’s Alpine Mayreder Bau GmbH to build a headrace tunnel for Tapovan Vishnugad. (HNN 11/30/06)

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