NHPC extends deadline for India’s 1,000-MW Pakal Dul

India’s National Hydroelectric Power Corp. has extended the pre-qualification deadline for turnkey construction of the 1,000-MW Pakal Dul hydroelectric project on the Chenab River in Jammu &Kashmir State. The new deadline is July 10.

The project is to include planning, design, engineering, and construction of all civil structures, including a cofferdam, concrete-faced rockfill dam, headrace tunnel, pressure shaft, underground powerhouse, and a switchyard. The contract also is to include design, manufacturing, installation, and commissioning of four 250-MW Francis turbine-generators, as well as hydro-mechanical works including gates, trashracks, and steel pressure shaft liner.

The deadline for obtain pre-qualification documents also is extended, to July 7. They may be obtained from the address below for 40,000 rupees (US$1,000) by demand draft to National Hydroelectric Power Corp. Ltd. at Faridabad. The request is to be labeled “Request for Pre-qualification Invitation Document for Turnkey Execution for Pakal Dul (Drangdhuran) H.E. Project.”

The documents also may be obtained from the NHPC Internet site, www.nhpcindia.com, with the document fee to be submitted with the application for pre-qualification.

Applications for pre-qualification are due to the address below by 5:30 p.m. July 10. For information, contact Kanwar Singh, Chief Engineer (Civil Contracts), 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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