India state seeks EM equipment for 195-MW Kashang

India’s Himachal Pradesh Power Corp. Ltd. (HPPC) seeks bids for electro-mechanical equipment for the 195-MW Kashang hydroelectric project on the Kashang River in Kinnaur District of India’s Himachal Pradesh State. Bids are due May 19.

HPPC seeks proposals for design, supply, installation, and commissioning of three 65-MW turbine-generators, auxiliaries, transformers, switchgear, XLPE cable, and other equipment for the powerhouse, pothead yard, and dam area.

Equipment is to be delivered on a staggered basis, with two generating units delivered for Kashang Stage 1, and the third delivered for Kashang Stages 2-3. Together with an eventual 48-MW Kashang Stage 4, the project is to comprise what HPPC has called 243-MW Integrated Kashang. (HNN 1/14/09)

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. A pre-bid conference is scheduled April 16.

Bids are due by 2 p.m. May 19. For information, contact Dy. General Manager (Electrical Contracts), Himachal Pradesh Power Corp. Ltd., Shanti Kutir, Kamma Nagar, Chakkar, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, 171005 India; (91) 177-2633826; Fax: (91) 177-2633827; E-mail:; Internet:

Hindustan Construction wins Kashang civil work

HPPC awarded a contract worth 2.9 billion rupees (US$58.4 million) to Hindustan Construction Co. (HCC) of India for civil construction of the 195-MW Kashang development.

HCC was chosen over one other bidder for construction of Kashang’s river diversion, intake structure, conveyance channel, desilting basins, power channel, headrace tunnel, underground balancing reservoir, pressure shaft, valve chamber, adit to valve chamber/balancing reservoir, civil works of underground powerhouse and transformer hall, and a tailrace tunnel. (HNN 3/20/08)

Kashang is one of four hydroelectric projects proposed for construction under the Multi-Tranche Financing Facility for Himachal Clean Power Development program, to be funded by the Asian Development Bank. The other three run-of-river projects include 111-MW Sawra Kuddu on the Pabbar River (HNN 2/17/09); 100-MW Sainj (or Sanj) on the Sainj River; and 402-MW Shongtong Karcham (or Songtong Karcham) on the Satluj River. (HNN 1/14/09)


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