India’s NHPC qualifies bidders for 600-MW Tawang 1, 800-MW Tawang 2

FARIDABAD, India 5/8/12 (PennWell) — India’s NHPC Ltd. invites applications for pre-qualification to construct civil works of the 600-MW Tawang 1 and 800-MW Tawang 2 hydroelectric projects in India’s Arunachal Pradesh State. Responses to three solicitations per project are due June 1, 4, and 5.

The government of Arunachal Pradesh State signed agreements in 2006 with NHPC to carry out Tawang 1 and 2, then estimated at 750 MW each. NHPC also is developing in Arunachal Pradesh the 3,000-MW Dibang and 2,000-MW Subansiri Lower projects.

600-MW Tawang 1

NHPC issued three solicitations for civil works at Tawang Stage 1:
o Lot 1: Construction of barrage, intake, desilting chambers, silt flushing tunnels, and part of headrace tunnel up to RD 1,529 meters, completion in 73 months.

Pre-qualification documents may be obtained until May 31 for 20,000 rupees (US$375) by request labeled “Request for Pre-qualification Invitation Document for Lot: 1 Package of Tawang Hydroelectric Project Stage I.” Applications for pre-qualification are due by 10 a.m. June 1.

o Lot 2: Construction of headrace tunnel from RD 1,529 meters to RD 13,950 meters, completion in 73 months.

Pre-qualification documents may be obtained until June 1 for 10,000 rupees (US$188) by request labeled “Request for Pre-qualification Invitation Document for Lot: 2 Package of Tawang Hydroelectric Project Stage I.” Applications for pre-qualification are due by 10 a.m. June 4.

o Lot 3: Construction of surge shaft, pressure shaft, underground powerhouse, tailrace system, pothead yard, and part of headrace tunnel from RD 13,950 meters to 13,987 meters, completion in 74 months.

Pre-qualification documents may be obtained until June 4 for 10,000 rupees (US$188) by request labeled “Request for Pre-qualification Invitation Document for Lot: 3 Package of Tawang Hydroelectric Project Stage I.” Applications for pre-qualification are due by 10 a.m. June 5.

Pre-qualification documents may be obtained from the NHPC Internet site, www.nhpcindia.com, for an online payment of the amounts above. They also may be obtained from the address below, with the fee paid by demand draft to NHPC Ltd. at Faridabad.

For information, contact A.K. Choudhary, Chief Engineer (Civil Contracts I), NHPC Ltd., Room 220B, 2nd Floor, NHPC Office Complex, Sector 33, Faridabad 121003 Haryana, India; Tel/Fax: (91) 129-2250495; E-mail: akchoudhary@nhpc.nic.in; Internet: www.nhpcindia.com.

800-MW Tawang 2

NHPC issued three solicitations for civil works at Tawang Stage 2:
o Lot 1: Construction of diversion tunnel, barrage, intake, desilting chambers, silt flushing tunnels, and part of headrace tunnel up to RD 1,944 meters, completion in 65 months.

Pre-qualification documents may be obtained until May 31 for 20,000 rupees (US$375) by request labeled “Request for Pre-qualification Invitation Document for Tawang-II Lot-1 for Tawang Hydroelectric Project Stage II, 800 (4 x 200) MW.” Applications for pre-qualification are due by 3 p.m. June 1.

o Lot 2: Construction of headrace tunnel from RD 1,944 meters to RD 15,947 meters, completion in 59 months.

Pre-qualification documents may be obtained until June 1 for 20,000 rupees (US$375) by request labeled “Request for Pre-qualification Invitation Document for Tawang-II Lot-2 Package for Tawang Hydroelectric Project Stage II, 800 (4 x 200) MW.” Applications for pre-qualification are due by 3 p.m. June 4.

o Lot 3: Construction of surge shaft, pressure shaft, underground powerhouse, tailrace system, pothead yard, and part of headrace tunnel from RD 15,947 meters to 15,989 meters, completion in 65 months.

Pre-qualification documents may be obtained until June 4 for 10,000 rupees (US$188) by request labeled “Request for Pre-qualification Invitation Document for Tawang-II Lot-3 for Tawang Hydroelectric Project Stage II, 800 (4 x 200) MW.” Applications for pre-qualification are due by 3 p.m. June 5.

Pre-qualification documents may be obtained from the NHPC Internet site, www.nhpcindia.com, for an online payment of the amounts above. They also may be obtained from the address below, with the fee paid by demand draft to NHPC Ltd. at Faridabad.

For information, contact Harish Kumar, Chief Engineer (Civil Contracts III), NHPC Ltd., Room 219, 2nd Floor, NHPC Office Complex, Sector 33, Faridabad 121003 Haryana, India; Tel/Fax: (91) 129-2256035; E-mail: harishkumar@nhpc.nic.in; Internet: www.nhpcindia.com.

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