Bidders to be qualified to build India’s 520-MW Teesta 4

FARIDABAD, India 5/16/12 (PennWell) — India’s NHPC Ltd. invites applications for pre-qualification to construct two lots of civil works of the 520-MW Teesta Stage 4 hydroelectric project in India’s Sikkim State. Responses to two solicitations are due June 1 and 5.

Sikkim’s Energy and Power Department signed agreements with NHPC in in 2006 providing for development of Teesta 4 and the 210-MW Lachen project on a build-own-operate-maintain basis. Teesta 4 is one of six hydropower projects proposed for a cascade on the Teesta River. The project is to feature four 130-MW turbine-generators.

NHPC issued two solicitations for civil works of Teesta Stage 4:
o Lot 1: Construction of diversion tunnels, coffer dams, concrete gravity dam, intake, spillway, diversion tunnel gates and hoist, desilting chambers, and headrace tunnel up to RD 1,780 meters, completion in 67 months.

Pre-qualification documents may be obtained until June 4 for 40,000 rupees (US$742) by request labeled “Request for Pre-qualification Invitation Document for Lot 1 for Teesta HE Project (Stage IV).” Applications for pre-qualification are due by 2 p.m. June 5.

o Lot 2: Construction of headrace tunnels from RD 1,780 meters onward, adit 2, surge shafts, pressure shafts, underground powerhouse, transformers hall, tailrace tunnels, and pothead yard, completion in 60 months.

Pre-qualification documents may be obtained until May 31 for 20,000 rupees (US$371) by request labeled “Request for Pre-qualification Invitation Document for Lot 2 for Teesta HE Project (Stage IV).” Applications for pre-qualification are due by 2 p.m. June 1.

Pre-qualification documents may be obtained from the NHPC Internet site, www.nhpcindia.com, for an online payment of the amounts above. They also may be obtained from the address below, with the fee paid by demand draft to NHPC Ltd. at Faridabad.

For information, contact A.K. Pathak, Chief Engineer (Civil Contracts VI), NHPC Ltd., Contracts Civil Division, 2nd Floor, NHPC Office Complex, Sector 33, Faridabad 121003 Haryana, India; (91) 129-2259925; Fax: (91) 129-2274004; E-mail: ak.pathak@nhpc.nic.in; Internet: www.nhpcindia.com.

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