India firm courts bidders for 444-MW Vishnugad Pipalkoti

Tehri Hydro Development Corp. Ltd. (THDC) plans to seek bids for a design review consultant and for turnkey construction of the 444-MW Vishnugad Pipalkoti hydroelectric project on the Alaknanda River.

The government of India plans to seek US$380 million from the World Bank to finance the project in India’s Uttarakhand State, the new name of Uttaranchal State.

THDC plans to seek bids for an engineering-procurement-construction (EPC) contractor and for a consultant to review design, engineering, studies, and drawings submitted by the EPC contractor.

Vishnugad Pipalkoti is to feature a 65-meter-tall gravity dam, 13.4-kilometer headrace tunnel, desilting chambers, an underground powerhouse containing four vertical Francis turbine-generators of 111 MW each, a transformer cavern, and 3-kilometer tailrace tunnel.

Companies that want to be included on a mailing list for invitations to pre-qualify or bid are invited to contact the address below. For information, contact Executive Director, Tehri Hydro Development Corp. Ltd., Ganga Bhawan, Bypass Road, Pragatipuram, Rishikesh 249201 Uttarakhand India; (91) 135-2430721; Fax: (91) 135-2438379; E-mail:; Internet:

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