UPDATE – India extends consultant date for 402-MW Shongtong Karcham

India’s Himachal Pradesh Power Corp. Ltd. (HPPC) has extended the deadline for expressions of interest from consultants to assist in selection of an engineering-procurement-construction contractor to build the 402-MW Shongtong Karcham hydroelectric project on the Satluj River in Himachal Pradesh State. Responses now are due November 10.

HPPC previously called for expressions of interest by October 25. (HNN 10/1/08)

Shongtong Karcham (or Songtong Karcham) is one of four run-of-river projects HPPC plans to develop under the Multi-Tranche Financing Facility Himachal Clean Power Development program funded by the Asian Development Bank. HPPC previously called for expressions of interest from consultants to assist in developing the other three: 111-MW Sawra Kuddu on the Pabbar River; 243-MW Integrated Kashang (including Kashang Stages 1-3) on the Kashang River; and 100-MW Sainj (or Sanj) on the Sainj River. (HNN 8/21/08)

The scope of work for Shongtong Karcham is to include: finalization of a detailed project report; preparation of bidding documents; guidance during tendering, bid evaluation, and contract award; and consulting services during project execution.

Terms of reference for the work may be obtained from the Asian Development Bank Internet site, www.adb.org, under www.adb.org/Business/Opportunities/advact/ind/TOR-HPCEDIP.pdf.

Expressions of interest and qualifications, in an envelope labeled �EOI for Consultancy Services for Capacity Development for Project Implementation Support,� now are due to the address below by 4 p.m. November 10.

For information, contact General Manager (Contracts), Himachal Pradesh Power Corp. Ltd., Shanti Kutir, Chakkar, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, 171005 India; (91) 177-2832513; Fax: (91) 177-2832507; E-mail: hppc.contracts@gmail.com; Internet: www.hppcl.gov.in.

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