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Early warning systems sought for Chenab river schemes

The procurement process is intended to identify vendors along with technology for the design, engineering, supply, installation and commissioning of comprehensive early warning systems for the two hydropower projects and is not intended for the empanelment or pre-qualification of vendors.

Chenab Valley Power Projects Private Limited (CVPPPL), a joint venture of India’s state utility NHPC and JKSPDC, the utility of the state of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K), invites non-committal expressions of interest by 27 December from domestic and international vendors interested to work on solutions under CVPPPL’s Comprehensive Early Warning System (EWS) for the 624 MW Kiru and 1000 MW Pakal Dul hydropower projects in the Chenab river basin.

In September, the Central Electricity Authority and the Ministry of Power instructed all hydropower developers to establish Early Warning Systems for all vulnerable hydro projects in the upper reaches of the Himalayan region.

Construction of the Pakal Dul on the river Marusudar, a tributary of the Chenab, and the Kiru, on the river Chenab, is underway. The Pakal Dul storage scheme envisages construction of a 167 m-high concrete face rockfill dam, impounding a reservoir with a gross storage of 125.4 x 106 m3, and an underground powerhouse with four units of 250 MW each. The project will generate 3330 GWh in a 90 per cent dependable year under a maximum gross head of 417 m. The Kiru run-of-river scheme will feature a 123 m-high concrete gravity dam, impounding a reservoir with gross storage of 41.5 x 106 m3, and an underground powerhouse with four 156 MW units, which is designed to generate annual output of 2364 GWh in a 90 per cent dependable year under a design head of 118 m.

Complete tender documents can be viewed and bids submitted through the Central Public Procurement Portal The EOI is also available on the website of CVPPPL

For further information, contact: General Manager (Contracts), Chenab Jal Shakti Bhawan, Opp. Saraswati Dham, Rail Head Complex, Jammu-180012, India; Email:; Tel: +91 (0)191 2475516, +91 (0)191 2479829.