UPDATE – NHPC again extends dates for Pakal Dul, Kotlibhels 1B, 2

Deadlines for National Hydroelectric Power Corp. (NHPC) projects have begun stretching into October as the India developer again delayed pre-qualification deadlines for three 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 were available until September 26 for 40,000 rupees (US$1,000).

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 9/25/06)

The documents also were available 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. The pre-qualification document fee is 20,000 rupees or US$500.

530-MW Kotlibhel 2

October 10 at 2 p.m. is the latest pre-qualification deadline for civil works construction of the 530-MW Kotlibhel 2 project, also to be built in India’s Uttaranchal State. Pre-qualification documents now may be obtained until October 9. The pre-qualification document fee is 40,000 rupees or US$1,000. (HNN 9/15/06)

NHPC did not immediately extend the pre-qualification deadline for the third Kotlibhel project, 195-MW Kotlibhel 1A, whose due date passed September 22.

Pre-qualification documents for Kotlibhel 1B and Kotlibhel 2 may be obtained from NHPC’s Internet site, www.nhpcindia.com, with notification to the address below and submission of the document fee with the pre-qualification application. Fees are payable by demand draft to National Hydroelectric Power Corp. Ltd. at Faridabad.

For information on the Kotlibhel projects, 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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