UPDATE – India firm extends EPC deadline for 775-MW Luhri

Hydro developer Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd. (SJVN) has extended the deadline for expressions of interest in construction of the 775-MW Luhri hydroelectric project on India’s Satluj River. Responses now are due July 15.

SJVN, a joint venture of India’s federal government and Himachal Pradesh State, previously sought responses by June 6. (HNN 5/23/08) It signed a 2007 agreement with India’s Power Ministry containing development targets for Luhri and three other proposed hydro plants. (HNN 9/3/07)

SJVN seeks an engineering-procurement-construction firm for civil and hydro-mechanical works of the powerhouse including a 4.5-kilometer portion of two 38-kilometer, 9-meter-diameter headrace tunnels, and electro-mechanical works of the run-of-river project.

SJVN said the tunnel civil works portion of the contract is valued at 5.8 billion rupees (US$135 million), while the civil, hydro-mechanical, and electro-mechanical works of the powerhouse are valued at 8.5 billion rupees (US$199 million).

Solicitation documents may be obtained from the SJVN Internet site, www.sjvn.nic.in/tender.asp. Expressions of interest are due by July 15 to the address below.

For information, contact V.K. Pathak, Deputy General Manager/In Charge (Contracts), Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd., Corporate Civil Contracts Dept., D-15, Sector 1, New Shimla, Shimla 171009 Himachal Pradesh, India; (91) 177-2672143; Fax: (91) 177-2671092; E-mail: contractsjvnl@yahoo.com; Internet: www.sjvn.nic.in.

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