UPDATE – NHPC again extends dates for Pakal Dul, Kotlibhel 1B

Deadlines for National Hydroelectric Power Corp. (NHPC) projects have begun stretching into October as the India developer again delayed pre-qualification deadlines for two projects.

1,000-MW Pakal Dul

September 29 at 3 p.m. is the new pre-qualification deadline for turnkey construction of the 1,000-MW Pakal Dul project. Pre-qualification documents now may be obtained until September 26.

Pakal Dul, on the Chenab River in Jammu &Kashmir State, is to include all civil structures, four 250-MW Francis turbine-generators, and hydro-mechanical works. (HNN 9/13/06)

Pre-qualification documents may be obtained from the address below for 40,000 rupees (US$1,000) by demand draft to National Hydroelectric Power Corp. Ltd. at Faridabad. The request is to be labeled “Request for Pre-qualification Invitation Document for Turnkey Execution for Pakal Dul (Drangdhuran) H.E. Project.”

The documents also may be obtained from the NHPC Internet site, www.nhpcindia.com, with the document fee to be submitted with the application for pre-qualification.

For information, contact T.K. Kapoor, Chief Engineer (Contracts IV), National Hydroelectric Power Corp., Room 215, 2nd Floor, NHPC Office Complex, Sector 33, Faridabad 121003 Haryana, India; (91) 129-2270974; Fax: (91) 129-2278024 E-mail: tkkapoor@nhpc.nic.in; Internet: www.nhpcindia.com.

320-MW Kotlibhel 1B

October 5 at 2 p.m. is the latest pre-qualification deadline for civil works construction of the 320-MW Kotlibhel 1B project, to be built in India’s Uttaranchal State. Pre-qualification documents now may be obtained until October 4. (HNN 9/15/06)

NHPC did not immediately extend the pre-qualification deadlines for its sister projects, 195-MW Kotlibhel 1A, due September 22, and 530-MW Kotlibhel 2, due September 29.

Pre-qualification documents for Kotlibhel 1B may be obtained from NHPC’s Internet site, www.nhpcindia.com, with notification to the address below and submission of the document fee of 20,000 rupees or US$500 with the pre-qualification application. Fees are payable by demand draft to National Hydroelectric Power Corp. Ltd. at Faridabad.

For information, contact Kanwar Singh, Chief Engineer (Civil Contracts-I), National Hydroelectric Power Corp., Room 217, 2nd Floor, NHPC Office Complex, Sector 33, Faridabad 121003 Haryana, India; Tel/Fax: (91) 129-2254674; E-mail: kanwarsingh@nhpc.nic.in; Internet: www.nhpcindia.com.

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