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Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd (SJVN) is undertaking the construction of a hydroelectric power plant in Himachal Pradesh, India.
The project involves the construction of a 588MW hydroelectric power plant and is planned to be implemented in three stages.
First stage includes the construction of a 86m high dam at Nirath Village with one toe powerhouse on the right bank with a capacity of 210MW and another toe powerhouse at left bank with a capacity of 19MW.
The second stage includes the construction of a 43MW Kepu hydroelectric power plant, and the third stage includes a 330MW Khaira hydroelectric power plant.
The project includes the construction of substations, the installation of turbines, generators and transformers, and the laying of transmission lines.
Mott MacDonald has been appointed as lead consultant. The scope of the contract covers preparation of detailed project report (DPR), bid level drawings, design, tender documents and specifications for the project.
In October 2007, SJVN signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Government of Himachal Pradesh for the project implementation.
In August 2011, SJVN conducted a public hearing for the project.
In April 2012, bids were invited for the EIA consultant with June 18, 2012 as the submission deadline. The scope of the contract involves the development of Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) report and Cumulative Impact Assessment report.
In May 2012, Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) of the Union Ministry for Environment and Forests advised SJVN to reduce the length of headrace tunnel and height of the dam.
In February 2013, the forest clearance was received from the Ministry of Forest and Environment.
The project will be funded through 70:30 debt equity ratio where equity portion is to be shared between the Government of India (GOI) and the government of Himachal Pradesh (GOHP).
On July 27, 2015, SJVN submitted an application to the Ministry of Environment and Forests for issuing of a fresh terms of reference (TOR) for the project.
In August 2015, SJVN excluded it plans to build a 38km tunnel as part of the project and redesigned the project to be developed in three stages from a single hydroelectric plant.
Construction works on the first stage are underway.
The project involves the construction of a 588MW hydroelectric plant on the Sutlej River in Himachal Pradesh, India.
The US$1,090 million project includes the following:
1. Construction of substations
2. Construction of a powerhouse with a capacity of 219MW
3. Construction of an 86m high dam at Nirath Village
4. Construction of a 43MW Kepu hydroelectric plant
5. Construction of a 330MW Khaira hydroelectric plant