India seeks powerhouse construction for 240-MW Lower Jurala

State-owned Andhra Pradesh Power Generation Corp. (APGENCO) seeks bids for construction of the powerhouse and related works of the 240-MW Lower Jurala hydroelectric project on the Krishna River in India’s Andhra Pradesh State. Bids due January 28, 2009.

Lower Jurala is being built 7.9 kilometers downstream from the 234-MW Priyadarshini Jurala project in Mahaboobnagar District of Andhra Pradesh. APGENCO awarded a contract in November to Alstom Hydro for turnkey supply of six 40-MW bulb turbine-generators and auxiliary equipment. (HNN 11/12/08)

The current solicitation includes construction of powerhouse civil works including intake, draft tube, superstructure, switchyard works, gates, and hoists. The value of the work is estimated at 1.25 billion rupees (US$25.4 million).

Bid documents may be obtained until December 22 from the address below for a fee of 11,250 rupees (US$229) by demand draft to Pay Officer, APGENCO, Vidyut Soudha, Hyderabad 500082.

Bids are due by 3 p.m. January 28, 2009. For information, contact Chief Engineer/Civil/Hydel, Andhra Pradesh Power Generation Corp., Room 123, Vidyut Soudha, Hyderabad 500082 India; (91) 40-23499411; Fax: (91) 40-23499412; Internet:

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