India developer seeks design of 3.65-MW Durgaduani Tidal

India’s National Hydroelectric Power Corp. (NHPC) seeks consultants to carry out design and planning of the 3.65-MW Durgaduani Tidal Power project in West Bengal State. Responses are due by February 28.

NHPC said it is likely to be named implementing agency to develop the tidal project in Dugaduani Creek at Sunderban. The project is being funded by owner West Bengal Renewable Energy Development Agency (WBREDA) and India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy.

The developer seeks consultants capable of upgrading and updating a detailed project report (DPR) on the project. Work is to include an overall review of the DPR to assess tidal range, water storage availability, and potential power.

The consultant would be required to review equipment selection and layout, suitable for saltwater operation, and suggest any modifications to powerhouse civil works. It also would handle desilting improvements, construction planning, and hydraulic model studies.

Application forms may be obtained from NHPC and returned to the NHPC addresses below, including by e-mail, by February 28. For information, contact Chief Engineer (Civil) S.K. Dubey, First Floor, Consultancy and Business Development Division, NHPC Office Complex Sector 33, Faridabad 121003; (91) 129-2250454; E-mail: skdubey@nhpc.nic.in; Chief Engineer (Electrical), Ground Floor, R&D Division, NHPC Office Complex Sector 33, Faridabad 121003; E-mail: manantha@nhpc.nic.in; Internet: www.nhpcindia.com.

For other information, contact West Bengal Renewable Energy Development Agency, Department of Power &NES, Bilkalpa Shakti Bhavan, J-1/10, EP &GP Block, Sector V, Salt Lake, Kolkata 700091 West Bengal, India; (91) 33-23575038; Fax: (91) 33-23575347; E-mail: wbreda@cal.vsnl.net.in; Internet: www.wbreda.org.

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