India’s NHPC pre-qualifies for 1,045-MW Kotlibhel projects

India’s National Hydroelectric Power Corp. (NHPC) invites applications for pre-qualification in August for civil works construction of three hydroelectric projects in Uttaranchal State totaling 1,045 MW. Pre-qualification documents for all three must be obtained by August 4.

The projects are 195-MW Kotlibhel 1A, 320-MW Kotlibhel 1B, and 530-MW Kotlibhel 2. NHPC Executive Director Ramesh Chandra signed implementation agreements for the projects June 8 with Principal N. Ravi Shanker of the Uttaranchal Power and Irrigation Department.

195-MW Kotlibhel 1A

NHPC invites applications for pre-qualification by 2 p.m. August 10 for civil works construction of Kotlibhel Stage 1A. KB1A, Lot 1 includes a diversion tunnel, cofferdam, concrete gravity dam, intake structure, headrace tunnel, surge shaft, pressure shaft, underground powerhouse (to house three 65-MW units), tailrace system, pothead yard, and diversion tunnel gates and hoists.

320-MW Kotlibhel 1B

NHPC invites applications for pre-qualification by 2 p.m. August 11 for civil works construction of Kotlibhel Stage 1B. KB1B, Lot 1 includes a diversion tunnel, cofferdam, concrete gravity dam, under sluice, power intake, inclined pressure shafts, surface powerhouse (to house four 80-MW units), tailrace channel, and diversion tunnel gates and hoists.

530-MW Kotlibhel 2

NHPC invites applications for pre-qualification by 2 p.m. August 14 for civil works construction of Kotlibhel Stage 2. KBII, Lot 1 includes a diversion tunnel, cofferdam, concrete gravity dam, silt flushing tunnel, road tunnel, power intake, inclined pressure shafts, underground powerhouse (to house eight 66.25-MW units), tailrace tunnels, pothead yard, and diversion tunnel gates and hoists.

Pre-qualification documents for all three may be obtained by August 4 from the address below. Requests must be labeled “Request for Pre-qualification Invitation Document for KB:1A Lot 1 for Kotlibhel HE Project Stage 1A” or “… KB:1B Lot 1 for Kotlibhel HE Project Stage 1B” or “… KB:II Lot 1 for Kotlibhel HE Project Stage II.”

The document fees for Kotlibhel 1A and 1B are 20,000 rupees or US$500 each. The document fee for Kotlibhel 2 is 40,000 rupees or US$1,000. Fees are payable by demand draft to National Hydroelectric Power Corp. Ltd. at Faridabad.

Prospective bidders also may obtain the documents from the NHPC Internet site, www.nhpcindia.com, with notification to the address below 15 days before the application deadline and submission of the document fee with the pre-qualification application.

For information, contact Kanwar Singh, Chief Engineer (Civil Contracts-I), National Hydroelectric Power Corp., Room 217, 2nd Floor, NHPC Office Complex, Sector 33, Faridabad 121003 Haryana, India; Tel/Fax: (91) 129-2254674; E-mail: kanwarsingh@nhpc.nic.in; Internet: www.nhpcindia.com.

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