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India developer seeks EPC for 1,000-MW Tehri pumped-storage

Tehri Hydro Development Corp. Ltd. (THDC) seeks bids for engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) of the 1,000-MW Tehri pumped-storage project on the Bhagirathi River in Uttarakhand State. Bids are due November 30.

THDC, a joint venture of the Indian government and Uttarakhand, seeks design, construction, installation, testing, and commissioning of the project on an EPC basis. Tehri pumped-storage is to have four 250-MW units.

The 14.2 billion rupee (US$349.7 million) Tehri pumped-storage is to be integrated with the 1,000-MW Tehri Dam project, whose fourth and final 250-MW unit was synchronized to the grid in March. (HNN 3/14/07) Tehri Dam and reservoir are to operate as the upper reservoir for the pumped-storage project, while the yet-to-be-built 400-MW Koteshwar project, also being developed by THDC, is to provide the lower reservoir.

Tender documents, No. THDC/RKSH/CD-262, may be obtained until November 29 from the address below for 400,000 rupees or US$10,000 plus 4 percent value-added tax by demand draft to THDC at Rishikesh or New Delhi. Documents also may be obtained from THDC's Internet site, www.thdc.nic.in, with notification to THDC and submission of the document fee with the bid.

A site visit is scheduled September 21-22. Questions may be submitted to the address below until September 25. A pre-bid conference is scheduled September 29. Bids are due November 30.

For information, contact Executive Director (Contracts), Tehri Hydro Development Corp. Ltd., Ganga Bhawan, By Pass Road, Pragatipuram, Rishikesh 249201 Uttaranchal, India; (91) 135-2430721; Fax: (91) 135-2438379; E-mail: thdccontractspsp@yahoo.com; Internet: www.thdc.nic.in.

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