India state seeks bids to build three hydros totaling 650 MW

State utility Uttarakhand Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd. (UJVNL) invites expressions of interest from firms to build, operate, and maintain three hydroelectric projects in Uttarakhand State totaling 650 MW. Responses to two solicitations are due October 14.

In one solicitation, UJVNL seeks contractors to build, operate, and maintain the 300-MW Bowala Nand Prayag and 100-MW Nand Prayag Langasu hydroelectric projects on the Alaknanda River in Chamoli District. The utility proposes that the projects be developed as a joint venture in which UJVNL holds 26 percent.

Bowala Nand Prayag is expected to cost 22.22 billion rupees (US$452.3 million), while Nand Prayag Langasu is expected to cost 14.214 billion rupees (US$289.3 million).

In a second solicitation, UJVNL seeks contractors to build, operate, and maintain the 250-MW Tamak Lata project on the Dhali Ganga River in Chamoli District, also through a joint venture in which UJVNL holds 26 percent. Tamak Lata is expected to cost 10.53 billion rupees (US$214.3 million).

Bid documents for both solicitations may be obtained from the Internet site of UJVNL, www.uttarakhandjalvidyut.com. Payment for documents is by demand draft at the time of bid submission in favor of UJVN Ltd., State Bank of India, Account No. 30024638487, payable at Dehradun.

Responses to both solicitations are due by 3 p.m. October 14. For information, contact Executive Director (Civil), UJVN Ltd., Ujjwal, GMS Road, Maharani Bagh, Dehradun 248006 India; (91) 135-2761944; Fax: (91) 135-22762245; Internet: www.uttarakhandjalvidyut.com.

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