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Andhra Pradesh Power Generation Corporation seeks EPC contractor for 1350 MW Upper Sileru pumped-storage project, India

Andhra Pradesh Power Generation Corporation (APGENCO) invites prequalification bids by 11 September for the supply and construction on an Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) basis of the 1350 MW Upper Sileru pumped-storage hydropower project in India's southeastern coastal state of Andhra Pradesh. The EPC contractor will be selected on the basis of an international competitive bidding procedure with reverse auction through APGENCO's e-procurement platform.

The scope of contract comprises the design, engineering, manufacturing, testing at manufacturer’s works before dispatch, supply, transportation, storage at site, intra site transportation, insurance (transit, storage, erection, testing and commissioning), erection, testing and commissioning of nine vertical Francis-type fixed speed reversible pump-turbines and synchronous motor-generator sets of 150 MW capacity each along with all associated auxiliary and ancillary equipment, 400 KV GIS, pothead yard and power evacuation structures including civil works and hydro mechanical works. The contracted works have an estimated value of INR 67.17 billion (US$ 808.82 million) excluding Goods and Services Tax (GST). The project, which is to be built at Sileru in Alluri Sitharamaraju District, is expected to be completed in 60 months from contract date.

Bids are invited from reputed contractors/joint venture companies/ consortia with experience in execution of civil or hydro mechanical or E&M equipment, works of lift irrigation/hydropower projects (including erection, testing and commissioning) in the preceding 20 years in India.

Tender documents for tender notice E 610001303/HPC&HP/APGENCO/2023 including technical specifications and qualifying criteria can be downloaded free of cost from the website or at Bid submission will be through APGENCO e-procurement platform at or

For further information, contact: The Chief Engineer (HPC & HP), APGENCO, 4th Floor, A-Block, Vidyut Soudha, Vijayawada-04. Tel.:  +91 (0)866-2526321/6322; E-mail: