Bharat Heavy Electricals to equip India’s 44-MW Chutak

National Hydroelectric Power Corp. (NHPC) awarded a contract October 9 to Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd. (BHEL) to supply electro-mechanical works for the 44-MW Chutak hydroelectric project being built on the Saru River in India’s Jammu &Kashmir State.

The contract, valued at 2.27 billion rupees (US$58 million) calls for design, manufacture, supply, installation, testing, and commissioning of the project’s four turbine-generators; digital governing system; static excitation system; generator step-up transformer; computer-based control, protection, and monitoring equipment; and auxiliaries.

NHPC previously awarded a contract worth 4.1 billion rupees (US$89.2 million) to Hindustan Construction Co. Ltd. for civil construction of Chutak, including a dam, coffer dams, intake tunnel, headrace tunnel, surge shaft, pressure shaft, underground powerhouse, tailrace tunnel, outlet structure, and switchyard. (HNN 11/3/06)

The dam is being built near Sarzhe and the powerhouse near Chutak in Kargil District. When complete, the project is to generate 212.93 million kWh per year.

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