Bhutan extends calls for construction, equipment for 118-MW Nikachhu hydropower project

The government of Bhutan and its development units have extended the deadlines for civil construction and hydro-mechanical and electro-mechanical equipment for the 118-MW Nikachhu hydroelectric project to be built on Bhutan’s Nikachhu River. Bids in separate solicitations are now due April 3 and 10.

Bhutan previously called for bids for the work by February 27 and March 5. It also sought consultants in January for technical assistance to hydropower trading development in Bhutan. With support from the Asian Development Bank (ADB), Bhutan’s Department of Renewable Energy also recruited a project engineer for its hydropower and clean energy development program.

The Nikachhu project, previously estimated at 210 MW, was among nearly a dozen proposed hydroelectric projects in the 10th Plan of Bhutan’s Department of Energy.

Civil construction, hydro-mechanical equipment

Nikachhu’s developer, Tangsibji Hydro Energy Ltd., a unit of Druk Green Power Corp. Ltd., now seeks bids by April 3 for construction of civil structures and supply and installation of hydro-mechanical equipment for the hydropower project, to be built at Trongsa.

Tender documents in English may be obtained from the address below for 50,000 ngultrum or US$840. Bids are due to the address below by 2 p.m. April 3.

Electro-mechanical equipment

Tangsibji Hydro Energy also now seeks bids by April 10 for supply and installation of electro-mechanical equipment for Nikachhu.

Tender documents in English may be obtained from the address below for 50,000 ngultrum or US$840. Bids are due to the address below by 9:30 a.m. April 10.

For information, contact Head, Contracts Division, Tangsibji Hydro Energy Ltd., Thori Lam, Lower Motithang (Near DGPC Office), Thimpu, Bhutan; (975) 2339619; Fax: (975) 232336411; E-mail: thinleylhamo@gmail.com, yangdonp@gmail.com.
 

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