India developer seeks consultant for Nepal’s 402-MW Arun 3

India hydro developer Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd. (SJVN) invites applications for pre-qualification from consultants to prepare for development of the 402-MW Arun 3 hydroelectric project on the Arun River in Nepal’s Shankhuwasabha District. Responses are due August 29.

The government of Nepal awarded a development contract in March to SJVN, a joint venture of India’s Himachal Pradesh State and its federal government. (HNN 3/4/08) SJVN is authorized to arrange funding and develop the estimated US$860 million project over five years and to operate it for 30 years on a build-own-operate-transfer basis.

SJVN seeks a consultant for preparation and review of a feasibility study report, bankable detailed project report, bid-level drawings, engineering, bill of quantities, bid document, and environmental impact assessment. Work includes associated investigations such as a topographical survey, geological investigation, and geophysical studies. The work is expected to require 24 months.

Pre-qualification documents may be obtained until August 28 from the address below for 20,000 rupees or US$500 by demand draft or bankers check to Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd. at Shimla. The documents also are to be available beginning August 8 on SJVN’s Internet site,, and on

Applications for pre-qualification are due by 1 p.m. August 29 to the address below. A short list of pre-qualified bidders is to be invited to submit proposals.

For information, contact M.M. Verma, Senior Manager (Contracts), Corporate Civil Contract Department, D-15, Negi Niwas, Sector 1, Phase 1, New Shimla 171009 Himachal Pradesh, India; (91) 177-2671743; Fax: (91) 177-2671092; E-mail:; Internet:

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