India’s NHPC seeks more civil work at 3,000-MW Dibang

India’s NHPC Ltd. invites applications for pre-qualification for a fourth construction package of the 3,000-MW Dibang hydroelectric project. Responses are due September 22.

NHPC, the former National Hydroelectric Power Corp., is developing Dibang in a joint venture with Arunachal Pradesh outlined in 2006. It invited pre-qualification in August for three other construction packages of the project on the Dibang River in India’s Arunachal Pradesh State. (HNN 6/27/08)

In the latest solicitation, NHPC seeks Lot 3: All civil works comprising diversion tunnel, coffer dams, concrete gravity dam, intake structure, and hydro-mechanical work of the diversion tunnel.

The 164.25 billion rupee (US$4.1 billion) multipurpose project is to include a 228-meter-tall, 816.3-meter-long concrete gravity dam and a powerhouse with 12 250-MW turbine-generators. In addition to generating power, the project is to provide flood moderation and navigation benefits on the Dibang in Lower Dibang Valley District.

Pre-qualification documents may be obtained from the address below until September 19. The request, labeled “Request for Pre-qualification Invitation Document for Dibang Lot: 3 for Dibang Multipurpose Project,” must be accompanied by a fee of 40,000 rupees or US$1000 by demand draft to NHPC Ltd. at Faridabad.

Documents also may be obtained from the NHPC Internet site, www.nhpcindia.com, with the fee submitted with the application for pre-qualification. Those obtaining documents from the Internet must inform the address below at least 15 days before applications are due.

Applications for pre-qualification are due by 3 p.m. September 22. For information, contact T.K. Kapoor, Chief Engineer (Civil Contracts IV), NHPC Ltd., Room 215, 2nd Floor, NHPC Office Complex, Sector 33, Faridabad 121003 Haryana, India; (91) 129-2270974; Fax: (91) 129-2254674; E-mail: tkkapoor@nhpc.nic.in; Internet: www.nhpcindia.com.

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