India state seeks bids for 402-MW Shongtong Karcham, 100-MW Sainj

Himachal Pradesh State Electricity Board (HPSEB) seeks bids for construction of the 402-MW Shongtong Karcham and 100-MW Sainj hydroelectric projects in India’s Himachal Pradesh State. Bids are due Nov. 15.

HPSEB seeks turnkey construction and 15 years of operation of the two projects, which would be owned by HPSEB. Payment for the work would be funded by power sales revenues, released by HPSEB in 60 equal quarterly installments beginning three months after project commissioning.

Both projects include a diversion dam, tunnel, and powerhouse. Shongtong Karcham, on the Satluj River in Kinnaur District, would include three Francis turbine-generators. Sainj, on the Sainj River in Kullu District, would include two vertical Pelton turbines.

Tender documents may be obtained from the HPSEB Internet site, Expressions of interest, and qualifications, are due by 4 p.m. November 15 to the address below.

For information, contact Superintending Engineer, Corporate Planning &Contract Management, Pabbar Valley Power Corp., Khalini, Shimla 2, Himachal Pradesh 171002 India; (91) 177-2622975; Fax: (91) 177-2628129; Internet:

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