UPDATE – Seventh deadline extension for India’s 56-MW Naitwar Mori

Hydro developer Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd. (SJVN) has extended the deadline a seventh time for pre-qualification to build the 56-MW Naitwar Mori hydroelectric project on the Rupin River in India’s Uttarakhand State. Responses now are due January 20, 2009.

Previous deadlines were December 19, November 18, October 21, September 24, August 19, July 23, and June 4. (HNN 11/14/08)

SJVN also set a new deadline of January 19, 2009, for obtaining pre-qualification documents.

The firm seeks construction of the project on an engineering-procurement-construction basis over 36 months. The project includes:
o Civil works: 30.5-meter-tall dam, 300-meter diversion channel, intake structure, desilting chambers, headrace tunnel, surge shaft, 231-meter pressure shaft, powerhouse, transformer bay, and a tailrace channel and tunnel;
o Electro-mechanical works: design, manufacture, installation, testing, and commissioning of two 28-MW vertical Francis turbine-generators, switchyard, and auxiliary equipment;
o Hydro-mechanical works: design, fabrication, painting, installation, testing, and commissioning of radial gates, vertical gates, stoplogs, hydraulic hoists, rope drum hoists, gantry crane, electric overhead traveling crane, trashrack cleaning machine, and other equipment.

Pre-qualification documents now may be obtained through January 19, 2009, by request to the address below labeled “Request for Pre-qualification Invitation Document for Turnkey Execution for Naitwar Mori H.E. Project.” The request is to include a fee of 20,000 rupees or US$500 by demand draft to Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd. at Shimla.

The documents also are available on the SJVN Internet site, www.sjvn.nic.in, and on http://tenders.gov.in. If the documents are obtained there, SJVN is to be notified at the address below at least five days before the response date and the document fee paid with the pre-qualification application.

Applications for pre-qualification, in English, are due by 2 p.m. January 20, 2009. For information, contact V.K. Pathak, Deputy General Manager/In-charge (Contracts), Corporate (Civil) Contract Dept., D-15, Negi Niwas, Sector 1, Phase 1, New 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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