India developer seeks exploratory work for 700-MW Luhri

Hydro developer Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd. (SJVN) seeks bids for geological investigation of the powerhouse and dam sites of the 700-MW Luhri hydroelectric project on India’s Satluj River. Bids in two solicitations are due September 7.

SJVN, a joint venture of India’s federal government and Himachal Pradesh State, earlier this year signed an agreement with India’s Power Ministry containing development targets for four proposed hydro plants, including Luhri in Uttarakhand State. (HNN 4/12/07)

In one solicitation (Sr. No. PCD-LHEP-28/07), SJVN seeks construction of a 530-meter exploratory drift for geological investigation of the powerhouse site. The contract is valued at 8.9 million rupees (US$219,545).

In the second solicitation (Sr. No. PCD-LHEP-32/07), SJVN seeks drilling of exploratory holes for geological investigation of the dam and diversion tunnel of the Luhri project. The contract is valued at 3.1 million rupees (US$77,825).

Bid documents, in each solicitation, may be obtained from the address below until 4 p.m. September 6 for 1,000 rupees (US$24.60) by bank draft to SJVNL, LHEP, payable at Suni (Code 0869). The documents also are available on the SJVN Internet site,, or the government tender Internet site,, with the document fee submitted with the bid.

Three-part bids — earnest money deposit, techno-commercial bid, and price bid — for each solicitation are due by 1 p.m. September 7 to the address below. For information, contact Deputy General Manager (Procurement and Contracts Department), Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd., Sai Niwas LHEP, Suni, Shimla 171301 Himachal Pradesh, India; Tel/Fax: (91) 177-2786792; Internet:


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