Alaknanda Hydro Power Co. Ltd. has awarded a contract to SMEC International of Australia and SMEC India to provide detailed engineering services for the 330-MW Shrinagar hydroelectric project.
Alaknanda, a subsidiary of GVK Group, is developing the run-of-river project on the Alaknanda River in India’s Uttarakhand State. (HNN 5/26/06)
SMEC is to provide engineering services by its staff in the Melbourne, Australia, and Delhi, India, design offices of SMEC’s Civil Infrastructure Group.
Construction of the project’s 90-meter-tall, 248-meter-long concrete gravity dam; tunnel; power channel; penstocks; and powerhouse with four 82.5-MW units is expected to take 4.5 years. The estimated cost of the project is 19.7 billion rupees (US$439.5 million).