India’s NHPC seeks carbon consultant for two projects

National Hydroelectric Power Corp. (NHPC) seeks bids from consultants to assist in sale of carbon emissions reductions to be generated by the 45-MW Nimoo Bazgo and 44-MW Chutak hydroelectric projects being built in India’s Jammu &Kashmir State. Bids are due December 15.

On October 30, NHPC signed final construction contracts totaling 7.94 billion rupees (US$172.6 million) with Hindustan Construction Co. Ltd. (HNN 9/26/06)

HCC received a contract worth 3.84 billion rupees (US$83.4 million) for civil construction of Nimoo Bazgo, a three-unit project on the Indus River in Jammu &Kashmir. HCC received a contract worth 4.1 billion rupees (US$89.2 million) for civil construction of Chutak, a four-unit project on the Saru River in Jammu &Kashmir.

NHPC issued a global invitation for bids from consultants, including government funds, funds administered by national agencies, public sector funds administered by the private sector, private sector funds, bi-lateral or multi-lateral funds, and independent organizations and consultants, that deal with carbon emissions reductions under the United Nations-backed Clean Development Mechanism program.

Bid documents may be obtained until November 8 by downloading from NHPC’s Internet site, www.nhpcindia.com, or from the address below. A document fee is required of 1,000 rupees or US$25 by demand draft to National Hydroelectric Power Corp. Ltd. at Faridabad. It is payable with the document request or, if the documents are downloaded, with a letter of confirmation to the address below by November 10.

Requests for documents must be clearly labeled: “Request for Tender Documents for Consultancy Services for Development of NHPC Ltd.’s Nimoo Bazgo/Chutak Projects under CDM and Sale of Certified Emission Reductions (CERs) generated by these Projects up to 31st December 2012.”

Bids are due by 3 p.m. December 15 to the address below. For information, contact Chief Engineer Chander Bali Singh, Contracts (E&M) II, National Hydroelectric Power Corp. Ltd., 2nd Floor, Room 204, NHPC Office Complex, Sector 33, Faridabad 121003 Haryana, India; Tel/Fax: (91) 129-2259929 or 2278007; E-mail: cbsingh@nhpc.nic.in; Internet: www.nhpcindia.com.

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