India developer seeks environmental monitoring of 444-MW Vishnugad Pipalkoti

RISHIKESH, India 1/13/12 (PennWell) — THDC India Ltd. invites expressions of interest from consultants to monitor and evaluate implementation of an environmental management plan for the 444-MW Vishnugad Pipalkoti hydroelectric project on India’s Alaknanda River. Responses are due January 27.

THDC received a US$648 million loan from the World Bank in 2011 to help achieve financial closure of Vishnugad Pipalkoti.

The developer seeks consultants to oversee the project’s environmental management plan, which includes monitoring of water, air, and noise quality; biodiversity; public health and hygiene; muck disposal sites and landslide areas; handling and emergency response for hazardous chemicals; traffic and access management; and submission of reports at regular intervals. The work is to require 48 months.

Solicitation documents may be obtained on the Internet from and Expressions of interest and qualifications are due to the address below by 2 p.m. January 27.

For information, contact Additional General Manager (Contracts), THDC India Ltd., Pragati Bhawan, Bypass Road, Pragatipuram, Rishikesh 249201 Uttarakhand, India; (91) 135-2430721; Fax: (91) 135-2438379; E-mail:,; Internet:

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India developer seeks trashrack cleaning machines for four projects

(Jun 4, 2009) India hydro developer NHPC Ltd. invites applications for pre-qualification to supply trashrack cleaning machines for four hydroelectric projects totaling 1,151 MW. Responses are due June 26, 2009.

NHPC plans to pre-qualify firms for design, manufacture, supply, installation, testing, and commissioning of four trashrack cleaning machines and hydraulic grappler and trash disposal vehicles for 231-MW Chamera 3 and 520-MW Parbati 3 in Himachal Pradesh State, 160-MW Teesta Low Dam 4 in West Bengal State, and 240-MW Uri 2 in Jammu & Kashmir State. (HydroWorld 2/5/09)

Pre-qualification documents may be obtained until June 24 from the NHPC Internet site,, with a letter of confirmation and the document fee sent to the address below by June 24. The document fee is 5,000 rupees or US$125 by crossed demand draft to NHPC Ltd. at Faridabad.

Documents also may be obtained until June 24 from the address below by sending the document fee and a request labeled “Request for Pre-qualification Invitation Documents for Supply and Installation of 4 Nos. Trash Rack Cleaning Machines (TRCMs) along with Hydraulic Grappler & Trash Disposal Vehicle for Uri-II, Teesta Low Dam-IV, Chamera-III & Parbati-III HE Projects.”

Applications for pre-qualification are due by 2 p.m. June 26. For information, contact A.G. Ansari, Chief Engineer, Contracts (Civil)-HM, NHPC Ltd., 2nd Floor, NHPC Office Complex, Sector 33, Faridabad 121003 Haryana, India; Tel/Fax: (91) 129-2259923; E-mail:; Internet: