India firm restarts qualification for turnkey construction of 66-MW Loktak Downstream hydro project

India hydro developer Loktak Downstream Hydroelectric Corp. Ltd. (LDHC) has restarted its invitation for pre-qualification for turnkey construction of the 66-MW Loktak Downstream hydroelectric project in India’s Manipur State. Responses now are due October 15.

LDHC canceled its previous invitation, which called for responses by September 3.

LDHC, a joint venture of the government of Manipur and national hydropower developer NHPC Ltd., plans to develop Loktak Downstream at Loktak Lake below the 105-MW Loktak hydroelectric project. Loktak Downstream would utilize regulated releases from the upstream project, which has been undergoing refurbishment near Imphal.

Work on Loktak Downstream is to include investigations, planning, design, engineering, and construction of all civil structures including a dam, intake structures, headrace tunnel, surge shaft, powerhouse, tailrace channel, and switchyard. The contractor also would be responsible for design, manufacture, transportation, installation, testing, and commissioning of two 33-MW Francis turbine—generators with associated equipment, spillway radial gates, intake gates, trashrack and cleaning machine, draft tube gates, and penstocks. The work is to require 78 months.

Pre-qualification documents now may be obtained until 5:30 p.m. October 12 from the Internet tender site www.tcil-india-electronictender.com for 20,000 rupees (US$320).

Responses now are due either via the Internet site or in hard copy to the address below by 1 p.m. October 15.

For information, contact Amrik Kumar, Sr. Manager (Contracts Civil-V), NHPC Ltd., Sector 33 Faridabad 121003 Haryana, India; (91) 129-2255803; E-mail: ldhcl2011@gmail.com; Internet: www.nphcindia.com.

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