India seeks weir construction for 240-MW Lower Jurala

State-owned Andhra Pradesh Power Generation Corp. (APGENCO) seeks bids for construction of a weir for the 240-MW Lower Jurala hydroelectric project on the Krishna River in India’s Andhra Pradesh State. Bid documents must be requested by December 20, with bids due January 30, 2008.

Work is to include construction of a coffer dam, excavation of the weir foundation, reinforced concreting for weir, embankments on left and right banks, desilting sluices, and related structures. Lower Jurala is to include six 40-MW generating units, 7.9 kilometers downstream from the 234-MW Priyadarshini Jurala project in Mahaboobnagar District.

Requests for bid documents must be delivered by December 20 to the address below. Each must be accompanied by: a copy of the bidder’s registration certificate as a Special Class Contractor; copies of experience certificates; a demand draft for the cost of the bid documents of 11,250 rupees (US$285); a demand draft for 100,000 rupees (US$2,535) of the earnest money deposit; and a demand draft or bank guarantee for the remainder of the earnest money deposit, in the amount of 5,900,000 rupees (US$149,613). Demand drafts are to be drawn in favor of Pay Officer, APGENCO, Vidyut Soudha, Hyderabad.

Earnest money deposits will be forfeited by applicants who obtain tender documents but do not submit bids.

Bids are due by 4 p.m. January 30, 2008. 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: www.apgenco.com.

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