India state seeks tunnel construction for 195-MW Kashang

India’s Himachal Pradesh Power Corp. Ltd. (HPPC) seeks bids for tunnel civil works for the 195-MW Kashang hydroelectric project on the Kashang River in Himachal Pradesh State. Bids are due January 7, 2010.

HPPC previously awarded a US$58.4 million contract to Hindustan Construction Co. of India for civil construction of Kashang’s river diversion, intake structure, conveyance channel, desilting basins, power channel, headrace tunnel, underground balancing reservoir, pressure shaft, valve chamber, civil works of underground powerhouse and transformer hall, and a tailrace tunnel. It also took bids for electro-mechanical equipment. (HydroWorld 2/17/09)

The latest solicitation seeks civil works including river diversion of Kerang Khad, a trench weir, conveyance tunnel, desanding basins, connecting tunnel, Kerang-Kashang link tunnel, drop structure, underground balancing reservoir, adits, inspection tunnel for desanding basin, and hydro-mechanical works of Kashang Stages 2 and 3. Work is to include testing and commissioning of the three initial 65-MW units of the Integrated Kashang hydroelectric project.

Kashang 1-3, together with an eventual 48-MW Kashang Stage 4, are to comprise what HPPC has called 243-MW Integrated Kashang. HPPC recruited suppliers in November for geo-technical instrumentation Kashang and the 111-MW Sawra Kuddu project in Himachal Pradesh. (HydroWorld 10/2/09)

Bid documents, in English, may be obtained from the address below for 20,000 rupees or US$400. Courier delivery costs an additional 500 rupees for domestic delivery or US$50 for overseas delivery. A pre-bid conference is scheduled December 4, 2009.

Bids are due by 2 p.m. January 7, 2010. For information, contact Executive Director (Contracts), Himachal Pradesh Power Corp. Ltd., Shanti Kutir, Kamna Nagar, Chakkar, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, 171005 India; (91) 177-2832513; Fax: (91) 177-2832307; E-mail: hppc.contracts@gmail.com; Internet: www.hppcl.gov.in.

India state seeks instrumentation for Sawra Kuddu, Kashang 1-3

India’s Himachal Pradesh Power Corp. Ltd. (HPPC) invites expressions of interest in supply of geo-technical instrumentation for the 111-MW Sawra Kuddu and 195-MW Kashang Stages 1, 2, and 3 hydroelectric projects in Himachal Pradesh State. Responses are due November 11, 2009.

Andritz Hydro, which is supplying electro-mechanical equipment for Sawra Kuddu, said in May it expects to complete its work on that project in mid-2012 on the Pabbar River. (HydroWorld 5/6/09) HPPC also took bids in May for electro-mechanical equipment for the three Kashang projects, which with the eventual 48-MW Kashang Stage 4, are to comprise what HPPC has called 243-MW Integrated Kashang on the Kashang River. (HydroWorld 2/17/09)

The current solicitation calls for geo-technical instruments to monitor various structures and operations during project construction and operation of Sawra Kuddu, Kashang 1-3, and other future projects to be carried out by HPPC. Instruments are to include piezometers, tape extensometers, load cells, inclinometers, water level indicators, stess meters, and others.

Expressions of interest and qualifications, labeled “EOI for Geo-technical Instrumentation for ongoing Hydroelectric Projects in HPPCL,” are due to the address below by 4 p.m. November 11.

For information, contact Executive Director (Contracts), Himachal Pradesh Power Corp. Ltd., Shanti Kutir, Chakkar, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, 171005 India; (91) 177-2832513; Fax: (91) 177-2832307; E-mail: hppc.contracts@gmail.com; Internet: www.himachal.nic.in.

Patel wins civil work, gates contract for Sawra Kuddu

HPPC awarded a contract to Patel Engineering Ltd. of India for civil work, gates, and hoisting equipment for Sawra Kuddu.

Patel won the job in competition with eight other bidders. (HydroWorld 4/29/09) The 2.8 billion rupee (US$58.7 million) contract calls for construction of Sawra Kuddu’s diversion tunnel, power intake, desanding arrangement, and gates and hoisting equipment.

HPPC previously awarded a contract to Patel for construction of the Sawra Kuddu powerhouse complex. It also awarded a contract to VA Tech Hydro Pvt. India Ltd. and VA Tech EWF Pvt. Ltd of India to supply electro-mechanical equipment.