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Tender invitation for 540 MW Kwar electro-mechanical works

Chenab Valley Power Projects Private Limited (CVPPL), a joint venture between India’s state power producer NHPC and Jammu and Kashmir State Power Development Corporation (JKSPDC), the state power utility serving Jammu and Kashmir, invites online electronic bids on an international competitive bidding basis by 25 January 2023 from qualified contractors for the electro-mechanical works package of the 540 MW Kwar hydropower project in the northern Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.

The contract, with an estimated total cost of INR7.171 billion (US$86.89 million), covers the design, manufacture, supply, erection, testing and commissioning of turbines, generators, associated accessories and auxiliaries, auxiliary electrical and mechanical equipment, 400 kV GIS substation and 400 kV outdoor pothead yard equipment, according to a tender notice published by CVPP on 7 December. The contracted work is expected to be completed within 42 months.

The run-of-river project on the river Chenab, in Kishtwar district, will comprise a 109 m-high concrete gravity dam, with water to be diverted through four 5.65 m-diameter penstocks to an underground powerhouse, with four Francis turbine-generator units, with capacity of 135 MW each.

CVPP was established in June 2011 by the government of Jammu and Kashmir and by the central government to harness the hydropower potential of the Chenab river basin. It has been entrusted to date with the development on a Build, Own, Operate and Maintain (BOOM) basis of four projects, with an aggregate installed capacity of 3094 MW, and comprising in addition to Kwar of the 1000 MW Pakal Dul, 624 MW Kiru and 930 MW Kirthai-II hydro projects.

A pre-bid meeting is to be held at 11:00 hrs local time on 21 December at the Conference Hall, CVPPL, Chenab Jal Shakti Bhawan, opposite Saraswati Dham, Rail Head Complex, Jammu and Kashmir. This can be attended in person or through a Zoom application for which prospective bidders may request Zoom ID and a password by email to Submission of online techno-commercial bids and price bids will begin on 5 January with last bids due by 25 January. Hard copies as well as a non-refundable tender fee of INR23 600 (US$286) and other offline supporting documents should be submitted to the below-mentioned address by 30 January. E-reverse bidding will be carried out at The date for e-reverse bidding will be communicated later to techno-commercial bidders. The tender notice for NIT no. CVPP/KWAR/E&M-PKG/2022/ can be accessed at: The complete tender documents can be viewed and downloaded and bids submitted through

Bidders are required to register themselves on the MSTC website to download and submit their bids. Prospective bidders can download the tender documents and any corrigendum or clarifications even if not registered on MSTC portal. For further information contact: General Manager, Contracts and Procurement, CVPPL, Chenab Jal Shakti Bhawan, opposite Saraswati Dham, Rail Head Complex, Jammu and Kashmir, 180012.

Tel: +91 191 247 5512