India state extends EM bidding for 111-MW Sawra Kuddu

India’s Himachal Pradesh Power Corp. Ltd. (HPPC) has extended the deadline for bids to supply electro-mechanical equipment for the 111-MW Sawra Kuddu hydroelectric project on India’s Pabbar River. Bids now are due August 20.

HPPC previously called for bids by July 7. (HNN 5/2/08) The developer also extended the deadline for obtaining bid documents until August 19.

HPPC previously called for bids by June 5 for civil construction of Sawra Kuddu, in Shimla District of Himachal Pradesh State. (HNN 3/21/08)

In the current solicitation, HPPC seeks bids for design, supply, installation, and commissioning of electro-mechanical works including three 37-MW turbine-generators, auxiliaries, generator transformers, 245-kilovolt gas-insulated switchgear, XLPE cable, and other equipment for the powerhouse, pothead yard, dam area, and BFV house area.

Bid documents, in English, may be obtained from the address below for 20,000 rupees or US$500. Courier delivery costs an additional 1,000 rupees for domestic delivery or US$100 for overseas delivery. HPPC said detailed invitations for bids are available on the Internet at

Bids now are due by 2 p.m. August 20. 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:; Internet:

Sawra Kuddu is one of four run-of-river projects proposed for construction under the Multi-Tranche Financing Facility for Himachal Clean Power Development program, to be funded by the Asian Development Bank. (HNN 3/20/08)


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