India state seeks surveys of 25 small projects

Jharkhand Renewable Energy Development Agency (JREDA) seeks bids for detailed surveys and investigations of 25 small hydropower projects in Jharkhand State totaling 43.4 MW. Bids are due May 8.

Metallurgical &Engineering Consultants (India) Ltd. prepared pre-feasibility reports for 13 of the projects:
o 4.513-MW Basiya, 437-kW Chainpur, 193-kW Bishunpur, and 80-kW Dumri, all in Gumla District;
o 1.622-MW Torpa in Ranchi District;
o 1.089-MW Senha in Lohardaga District;
o 685-kW Bano, 134-kW Thethaitanagar, and 59-kW Kolebira, all in Simdega District;
o 650-kW Malay Dam Toe in Palamu District;
o 647-kW Mahuadanr and 353-kW Saugabandh in Latehar District; and
o 2.6-MW Pinrhe in Latehar and Palamu districts. (HNN 6/23/06)

RITES Ltd. of India prepared pre-feasibility reports for 11 projects:
o 1.9-MW Dasham Falls at Bundu, 2.35-MW Tajana River at Arki, 2.03-MW Subenarekha River at Hundru, 1.37-MW Raru River at Jonha, and 6.86-MW Subenarekha River at Namkum, all in Ranchi District;
o 5.73-MW Subenarekha 1K River at Kuju, 2.75-MW Koale &Karo River at Manoharpur, 1.61-MW Kharkai River at Kharkai-2, 1.03-MW Subenarekha 3 at Subenarekha River, 1.02-MW Subenarekha 4 at Subenarekha River, all in East Singhbhum District; and
o 2.32-MW Kotrolore River at Kuchai in West Singhbhum District.

KETKI India Ltd. prepared a pre-feasibility report for one project: 1.37-MW Jonha Sitafal in Ranchi District.

Bidding information may be obtained from JREDA’s Internet site, Tender documents may be purchased from the address below until May 7 for 5,000 rupees (US$110).

Proposals are due by 11 a.m. May 8. For information, contact P.K. Das, Project Officer, Jharkhand Renewable Energy Development Agency, Plot No. 328/B, Road No. 4, Ashok Nagar, Ranchi, Jharkhand 834002 India; (91) 651-2246970; Fax: (91) 651-2240665; Internet:


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