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DGPC/SJVNL – Kholongchu Hydroelectric Power Plant 600 MW – Bhutan - Project Profile

DGPC/SJVNL – Kholongchu Hydroelectric Power Plant 600 MW – Bhutan - Project Profile


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Druk Green Power Corporation (DGPC) and Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd (SJVNL) are jointly undertaking the construction of a hydroelectric power plant at Doksum in Trashiyangtse, Bhutan.

The project involves the construction of a 600MW hydroelectric power plant. It includes the construction of two bridges, 95m high concrete gravity dam, 5.9km head race tunnel, 1.4km tail race tunnel, underground power house, six adits, sub station, 40km access road, the installation of generators, turbines, transformers and the laying of 120km transmission lines.

Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd. invited bids for consultants to perform a feasibility study and detailed project report for the project in April 2009. Energy Infratech was appointed to provide consultancy services for preparation of feasibility study report (FSR) and detailed project report (DPR) including investigation works for the project.

In July 2011, the DPR was submitted to Central Electricity Authority (CEA) of India for approvals.

On November 5, 2012, DPR was approved by Central Electricity Authority, while Royal Government of Bhutan approved DPR on May 5, 2013.

In December 2013, Bhutan's Ministry of Economic Affairs invited expressions of interest from companies to undertake feasibility studies for the project.

In April 2014, Ministry of Power of the Indian Government signed an intergovernmental agreement with Ministry of Economic Affairs of the Bhutan Government for the development of the project. The agreement provides the framework for implementing the project, subject to completion of the due process of appraisal of their Detailed Project Reports. Upon completion, power will be supplied to India.

On June 16, 2014, Ground breaking ceremony held on the project.

In September 2014, a tender was floated for the construction of 40km access road of the project. Road construction at the project site is expected to begin by December 2014, after selection of the qualifying bidder.

In October 2014, an agreement was signed between DGPC and SJVNL for the implementation of the proposed project. DGPC floated tenders for the proposed project and construction is scheduled to start by December 2014.

On January 5, 2017, a tender was issued to appoint a contractor for Facility Base Camp at Power house, head race tunnel (HRT) and Dam Site with a submission deadline on February 6, 2017.

Planning activities are underway.


The project involves the construction of a 600MW hydroelectric power plant in Doksum, Trashiyangtse, Bhutan.

The US$654 million project includes the following:

1. Construction of two bridges

2.Construction of 95m high concrete gravity dam with 130m length

3. Construction of 5.9km long head race tunnel

4. Construction of 1.4km tail race tunnel

5. Construction of underground power house

6. Construction of 6 gates

7. Construction of substation

8. Construction of 40km access road

9. Installation of generators

10. Installation of turbines

11. Installation of transformers

12. Laying of 120km power transmission line

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