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Bids invited for rehabilitation of the Kameng penstock in Arunachal Pradesh

Indian Society for Trenchless Technology (IndSTT) in partnership with the Centre for Underground Infrastructure Research & Education (CUIRE) of the University of Texas, on behalf of the Indian state-owned power producer North Eastern Electric Power Corporation Limited (NEEPCO), invites online electronic bids by 18 April for a Project Implementation Agency (PIA) to carry out the rehabilitation of penstock II of the 600 MW Kameng hydropower project in the northern state of Arunachal Pradesh.

Bids are sought under a single stage, two-envelope bidding system through international competitive bidding for the rehabilitation of the damaged penstock, which is partly underground and partly over ground, through a trenchless rehabilitation method involving lining the existing penstock using a combination of glass fibre reinforced polymer (GFRP) and carbon fibre reinforced polymer (CFRP), on a turnkey and design-build basis at an estimated cost of US$ 22 million, according to the tender notice published on NEEPCO’s website on 18 March.

Construction of the run-of-river project has been delayed as a result of floods and landslides that occurred in 2017. IndSTT and CUIRE were appointed by NEEPCO as the project’s front end engineering consultant. The tender notice can be viewed at www.neepco.co.in/sites/default/files/tender/200320190100-1889.pdf. Bidding documents may be downloaded free of cost from the websites of IndSTT, CUIRE and NEEPCO at www.indstt.com, www.uta.edu/ce/cuire and www.neepco.co.in, at the e-tender portal, www.abcprocure.com, and the Central Public Procurement portal at www.eprocure.gov.in.

For further information, contact: Dr. Niranjan Swarup, Director General, Indian Society for Trenchless Technology (IndSTT), 908, Hemkunt Chambers, 89 Nehru Place, New Delhi 110019, India; Email: indstt@indstt.com; Tel: +91 011 47670800; +91 9811499248.

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