Qualification extended for India’s 600-MW Tawang 1, 800-MW Tawang 2

FARIDABAD, India 5/30/12 (PennWell) — India’s NHPC Ltd. has extended deadlines for pre-qualification to construct civil works of the 600-MW Tawang 1 and 800-MW Tawang 2 hydroelectric projects in India’s Arunachal Pradesh State. Responses to three solicitations per project now are due July 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, and 25.

NHPC previously invited pre-qualification by June 1, 4, and 5.

The government of Arunachal Pradesh State signed agreements in 2006 with NHPC to carry out Tawang 1 and 2, then estimated at 750 MW each. NHPC also is developing in Arunachal Pradesh the 3,000-MW Dibang and 2,000-MW Subansiri Lower projects.

600-MW Tawang 1

NHPC issued three solicitations for civil works at Tawang Stage 1:
o Lot 1: Construction of barrage, intake, desilting chambers, silt flushing tunnels, and part of headrace tunnel up to RD 1,529 meters, completion in 73 months.

Pre-qualification documents now may be obtained until July 9 for 20,000 rupees (US$375) by request labeled “Request for Pre-qualification Invitation Document for Lot: 1 Package of Tawang Hydroelectric Project Stage I.” Applications for pre-qualification now are due by 10 a.m. July 10.

o Lot 2: Construction of headrace tunnel from RD 1,529 meters to RD 13,950 meters, completion in 73 months.

Pre-qualification documents now may be obtained until July 16 for 10,000 rupees (US$188) by request labeled “Request for Pre-qualification Invitation Document for Lot: 2 Package of Tawang Hydroelectric Project Stage I.” Applications for pre-qualification now are due by 10 a.m. July 17.

o Lot 3: Construction of surge shaft, pressure shaft, underground powerhouse, tailrace system, pothead yard, and part of headrace tunnel from RD 13,950 meters to 13,987 meters, completion in 74 months.

Pre-qualification documents now may be obtained until July 23 for 10,000 rupees (US$188) by request labeled “Request for Pre-qualification Invitation Document for Lot: 3 Package of Tawang Hydroelectric Project Stage I.” Applications for pre-qualification now are due by 10 a.m. July 24.

Pre-qualification documents may be obtained from the NHPC Internet site, www.nhpcindia.com, for an online payment of the amounts above. They also may be obtained from the address below, with the fee paid by demand draft to NHPC Ltd. at Faridabad.

For information, contact A.K. Choudhary, Chief Engineer (Civil Contracts I), NHPC Ltd., Room 220B, 2nd Floor, NHPC Office Complex, Sector 33, Faridabad 121003 Haryana, India; Tel/Fax: (91) 129-2250495; E-mail: akchoudhary@nhpc.nic.in; Internet: www.nhpcindia.com.

800-MW Tawang 2

NHPC issued three solicitations for civil works at Tawang Stage 2:
o Lot 1: Construction of diversion tunnel, barrage, intake, desilting chambers, silt flushing tunnels, and part of headrace tunnel up to RD 1,944 meters, completion in 65 months.

Pre-qualification documents now may be obtained until July 10 for 20,000 rupees (US$375) by request labeled “Request for Pre-qualification Invitation Document for Tawang-II Lot-1 for Tawang Hydroelectric Project Stage II, 800 (4 x 200) MW.” Applications for pre-qualification now are due by 3 p.m. July 11.

o Lot 2: Construction of headrace tunnel from RD 1,944 meters to RD 15,947 meters, completion in 59 months.

Pre-qualification documents now may be obtained until July 17 for 20,000 rupees (US$375) by request labeled “Request for Pre-qualification Invitation Document for Tawang-II Lot-2 Package for Tawang Hydroelectric Project Stage II, 800 (4 x 200) MW.” Applications for pre-qualification now are due by 3 p.m. July 18.

o Lot 3: Construction of surge shaft, pressure shaft, underground powerhouse, tailrace system, pothead yard, and part of headrace tunnel from RD 15,947 meters to 15,989 meters, completion in 65 months.

Pre-qualification documents now may be obtained until July 24 for 10,000 rupees (US$188) by request labeled “Request for Pre-qualification Invitation Document for Tawang-II Lot-3 for Tawang Hydroelectric Project Stage II, 800 (4 x 200) MW.” Applications for pre-qualification now are due by 3 p.m. July 25.

Pre-qualification documents may be obtained from the NHPC Internet site, www.nhpcindia.com, for an online payment of the amounts above. They also may be obtained from the address below, with the fee paid by demand draft to NHPC Ltd. at Faridabad.

For information, contact Harish Kumar, Chief Engineer (Civil Contracts III), NHPC Ltd., Room 219, 2nd Floor, NHPC Office Complex, Sector 33, Faridabad 121003 Haryana, India; Tel/Fax: (91) 129-2256035; E-mail: harishkumar@nhpc.nic.in; Internet: www.nhpcindia.com.

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