India utility seeks modernization of 690-MW Salal hydro project

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India’s NHPC Ltd. seeks bids for renovation and modernization of the 690-MW Salal hydroelectric project in Jammu & Kashmir State. A site visit is scheduled August 5 with bids due August 22.

NHPC recently announced plans to commission its 240-MW Uri 2 hydropower plant also in Jammu & Kashmir.

Salal comprises Salal 1 and Salal 2, each of which has three 115-MW vertical shaft Francis turbine-generators. NHPC sought suppliers in 2008 for automation and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) equipment for Salal and five other hydroelectric projects.

NHPC now seeks renovation and modernization of Salal with the requirement that bidders have experience in design, model testing, manufacture, and supply of a vertical-shaft Francis turbine runner with a rated output of 70 MW or higher.

A tender notice may be obtained from the NHPC Internet site under The complete tender may be viewed and bids submitted at the website

Requests for clarification are due by July 26, while a pre-bid conference is scheduled August 5. Tender documents may be obtained until August 21. Bids are due by 11 a.m. August 22.

For information, contact Chief Engineer-II M. Guru Nath, Contracts (E&M) Division, NHPC Ltd., NHPC Office Complex, Sector 33, Faridabad 121003 Haryana, India; Tel/Fax: (91) 129-2259929; E-mail:; Internet:

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