India state seeks bids to build 111-MW Sawra Kuddu

India’s Himachal Pradesh Power Corp. Ltd. (HPPC) seeks bids for civil construction of the 111-MW Sawra Kuddu hydroelectric project on the Pabbar River in Shimla District of India’s Himachal Pradesh State. Bids are due June 5.

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 4/27/06)

One of the other projects, 195-MW Kashang on the Kashang River in Kinnaur District, is being offered for bids in a separate solicitation. (HNN 3/20/08) The other projects are 100-MW Sainj (or Sanj) on the Sainj River and 402-MW Shongtong Karcham (or Songtong Karcham) on the Satluj River. (HNN 10/3/06)

HPPC seeks bids for construction of Sawra Kuddu’s powerhouse, including a surge shaft, pressure shafts, machine hall, installation bay, control bay, transformer cavern, pot head yard, cable tunnel and other tunnels, and tailrace tunnel.

Bid documents, in English, may be obtained from the address below for 15,000 rupees or US$375. Courier delivery costs an additional 200 rupees for domestic delivery or US$50 for overseas delivery. A pre-bid conference is scheduled for April 29.

Bids are due by 2 p.m. June 5. For information, contact General Manager (Contracts), Himachal Pradesh Power Corp. Ltd., Shanti Kutir, Kamna Nagar, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, 171005 India; (91) 177-2832513; Fax: (91) 177-2832507; E-mail: hppc.contracts@gmail.com.

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