UPDATE – Rehab bid dates change for India’s 1,500-MW Nathpa Jhakri

Project operator Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd. (SJVN) extended another bid deadline, and canceled one request, for maintenance and rehabilitation work at the 1,500-MW Nathpa Jhakri hydroelectric project on the Satluj River in Himachal Pradesh State.

Turbine overhauls

SJVN has extended the deadline for applications for pre-qualification to 3 p.m. November 14 for repair and major overhaul of Martensite stainless steel runners of six 250-MW Francis turbines at Nathpa Jhakri. (HNN 6/20/08) The previous deadline was November 7. (HNN 10/21/08) Price bids are to be called one at a time for the six runners from November 2008-April 2009.

SJVN canceled a request for bids by November 7 for repair and refurbishment of 250-MW Francis turbine runners by weld deposition as well as replacement of blade segment at exit and achievement of water profiles path and other dimensions by machining and grinding.

Bid documents for the remaining solicitation may be obtained from SJVN’s Internet site, www.sjvn.nic.in. A document fee of 5,000 rupees (US$103) by bank draft to SJVNL, Jhakri, payable at State Bank of India, Jhakri, Bank Code 6988, is to be submitted with the bid.

For information, contact Deputy General Manager (Procurement &Contracts), Nathpa Jhakri Hydropower Station, Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd., Jhakri Dist., Shimla, Himachal Pradesh 172201 India; (91) 1782-275794; Fax: (91) 1782-234049; Internet: www.sjvn.nic.in.

Hydro-mechanical equipment

SJVN has extended the bidding deadline to November 10 from November 3 for annual repairs and maintenance of various hydro-mechanical equipment, including gates and hoist at the Nathpa Jhakri powerhouse, tailrace tunnel outfall, and Rampur intake over two years. (HNN 11/3/08) Bid documents may be obtained from SJVN’s Internet site, www.sjvn.nic.in. A document fee of 1,000 rupees (US$21) by bank draft to SJVNL, Jhakri, payable at State Bank of India, Jhakri, Bank Code 6988, is to be submitted with the bid.

For information, contact Additional General Manager (Procurement &Contracts), Nathpa Jhakri Hydropower Station, Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd., Jhakri Dist., Shimla, Himachal Pradesh 172201 India; (91) 1782-275794; Fax: (91) 1782-234049; Internet: www.sjvn.nic.in.

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