Nepal seeks rehab construction of 1-MW Tinau hydro project

Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) seeks bids for construction and equipment rehabilitation of the 1-MW Tinau hydroelectric project in Nepal. Bids are due November 27.

With funding from the Asian Development Bank (ADB), NEA seeks the work under the Nepal Electricity Transmission Expansion and Supply Improvement Project. NEA recruited consultants in 2012 for rehabilitation of Tinau and the 640-kW Sundarijal hydro project. It took bids in July for construction and equipment rehabilitation of Sundarijal.

Tinau was commissioned in 1978 near Butwal, but was recommissioned in 1983 after repair of flood damage. The project features two 250-kW turbine-generators, a 500-kW unit, a 2.4-kilometer tunnel, underground desilting chamber, and powerhouse.

NEA now seeks bids for construction and completion of civil, hydro-mechanical and electro-mechanical rehabilitation works of Tinau.

A solicitation notice may be obtained from the ADB Internet site,, under

Tender documents for ICB-THPPRP-072/73-01 Tinau Hydropower Rehabilitation Project may be obtained from the address below for 20,000 rupees or the equivalent in U.S. dollars (US$193) by bank voucher to Account No. 0101524613191011 (NEA-Tinau Hydel Center Rehab Project) at Kumari Bank Ltd., Putalisadak, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Bids are due by noon November 27. For information, contact Tinau Hydropower Rehabilitation Project, Generation Directorate, Durbar Marg, 2nd Floor, Room No. 225, Kathmandu, Nepal; (977) 1-4153070; Fax: (977) 1-4153016; E-mail:


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