India state again extends bidding for 100-MW Sainj

India’s Himachal Pradesh Power Corp. Ltd. (HPPC) again extended the bidding deadline for civil construction and hydro-mechanical works of the 100-MW Sainj hydroelectric project on India’s Sainj River. Bids now are due October 30, 2009.

HPPC previously called for bids by September 30 and August 31. (HydroWorld 9/10/09) The run-of-river project is to include a diversion dam on the Sainj River near Nihami, an intake drawing 35.88 cubic meters per second of water, an underground desilting arrangement, headrace tunnel, surge shaft, a 550-meter-long steel-lined pressure shaft, two 50-MW Pelton vertical-axis turbine-generators, and an underground powerhouse.

HPPC seeks bids for engineering, procurement, and construction of civil works including river diversion works, diversion barrage, intake, desanding arrangement, headrace tunnel, underground surge shaft, pressure shaft, underground powerhouse, tailrace tunnel, access adits, underground switchyard, access roads, and instrumentation relevant to the structures. Hydro-mechanical works include penstock liner from steel plates, and gates at the barrage, intake, desanding arrangement, silt flushing tunnel, surge shaft, and tailrace tunnel.

Bid documents, in English, may be obtained from the address below for 20,000 rupees or US$400, plus 1,000 rupees for domestic delivery or US$100 for foreign delivery.

Bids are due by 2 p.m. October 30. For information, contact General Manager (Contracts), Himachal Pradesh Power Corp. Ltd., Shanti Kutir, Kamna Nagar, Chakkar, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh 171005 India; (91) 177-2832513; Fax: (91) 177-2832507; E-mail: hppc.contracts@gmail.com; Internet: www.hppcl.gov.in.

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