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Construction contract awarded for Gosikhurd Hydel project

The Vidharbh Irrigation Development Corp. has awarded a contract to Hindustan Construction Co. for the construction of the Gosikhurd Hydel hydropower project on India’s Wainganga River.

Under the 2.29 billion rupee (US$47 million) contract, Hindustan Construction will take over engineering, procurement and construction of every aspect of the project, including the supply, installation, testing and commissioning of all mechanical components.

The 24-MW project is expected to be completed in 2012.

“The Gosikhurd Hydel Scheme further demonstrates our EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) expertise in the hydel power development sector,” said Vinayak Deshpande, president and chief operating officer of Hindustan Construction.

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