Maintenance, rehab tenders issued for India’s 1,500-MW Nathpa Jhakri

Project operator Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd. (SJVN) seeks bids in September in several solicitations for maintenance and rehabilitation work at the 1,500-MW Nathpa Jhakri hydroelectric project on the Satluj River in Himachal Pradesh State.

Turbine-generator overhauls

SJVN seeks bids by September 21 for annual overhaul of the project’s six 250-MW turbines, main inlet valves, generators, and related equipment at the project’s underground powerhouse at Jhakri. (HNN 4/12/07) Bid documents may be obtained from SJVN’s Internet site, www.sjvn.nic.in. A document fee of 2,000 rupees (US$50) by demand draft to SJVNL, Jhakri, payable at State Bank of India, Jhakri, Bank Code 6988, is to be submitted with the bid.

Bids are due by 1 p.m. September 21. For information, contact Deputy General Manager (Procurement &Contracts), Nathpa Jhakri Hydropower Station, Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd., Jhakri Dist., Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India; (91) 1782-275794; Fax: (91) 1782-234049; Internet: www.sjvn.nic.in.

Rope drum hoists

SJVN also seeks bids by September 21 for design, fabrication, installation, testing, and commissioning of six sets of 55-ton rope drum hoists for draft tube gates at Nathpa Jhakri. The work, estimated to cost 43.5 million rupees (US$1 million), includes control panels, spares, and necessary modifications to the gates.

Bid documents may be obtained from the address below until 4 p.m. September 20 for 2,000 rupees (US$50) by crossed bank draft or banker’s check on State Bank of India or any nationalized India bank to SJVNL, Shimla. Documents also may be obtained from SJVN’s Internet site, www.sjvn.nic.in, with the fee submitted with the bid.

Bids are due by 1 p.m. September 21. For information, contact Senior Manager (Contracts) M.C. Verma, Corporate Contracts Dept. (Civil), Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd., D-15, Sector 1, Phase 1, New Shimla, Himachal Pradesh 171009 India; (91) 177-2670243; Fax: (91) 177-2671092; Internet: www.sjvn.nic.in.

Coating underwater parts

SJVN also seeks bids by September 28 for complete robotic HPHVOF/HVOF hard coating of underwater parts of Nathpa Jhakri’s Francis turbines using nano-technology-based powder. Bid documents may be obtained from SJVN’s Internet site, www.sjvn.nic.in. A document fee of 5,000 rupees for Indian bidders or US$125 for foreign bidders by demand draft to SJVNL at Shimla must be submitted by September 27, the last date for obtaining the documents from the Internet.

Bids are due by 11 a.m. September 28. For information, contact General Manager (ECD), Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd., Suraj Kunj Building, New Shimla, Himachal Pradesh 171009 India; (91) 177-2671296; Fax: (91) 177-2670295; Internet: www.sjvn.nic.in.

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