THDCIL – Vishnugad Pipalkoti Hydroelectric Power Plant 444 MW – Uttarakhand - Project Profile

THDCIL – Vishnugad Pipalkoti Hydroelectric Power Plant 444 MW – Uttarakhand - Project Profile


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The Tehri Hydro Development Corporation India Ltd (THDCIL), a joint venture between the Government of India and the state government of Uttar Pradesh, is undertaking the construction of Vishnugad Pipalkoti Hydroelectric Plant project in Uttarakhand, India.

The project involves the construction of a 444MW run of the river scheme hydroelectric power plant. The project includes the construction of a diversion dam of 65m height across Alaknanda River for power generation harnessing a gross head of 237m.

The reservoir will have a gross storage capacity of 3.63 million m3, out of which 2.47 million m3 will be live storage. A diversion and spill tunnel of 10m diameter will be constructed to divert the discharge of 725m3/sec water during the construction period.

Further, the water conductor system comprises of three intake tunnels, three underground sedimentation chambers, a head race tunnel, a surge shaft, two pressure shafts bifurcating into four penstocks. The powerhouse comprises of two separate underground caverns for the installation of turbines and transformers.

Water & Power Consultancy Services (WAPCOS) has been appointed as environmental consultant for the project.

On April 13, 2010, SMEC was awarded the design review consultant contract to assist THDCIL with the project.

On June 30, 2011, World Bank approved a US$648 million loan to THDC India Ltd for the construction of the power plant.

The project is planned to be constructed through two EPC (Engineering, Procurement, and Construction) contracts, one for civil work and hydro mechanical equipment work, and the other for electromechanical equipment work.

On May 30, 2011, four bids for the EPC contract for civil works and hydro mechanical equipment works were received and evaluated.

In March 2012, THDCIL re-invited the pre-qualification application for electromechanical equipment work package with applications to be submitted on April 20, 2012.

On December 19, 2013, Hindustan Construction Co. (HCC) was appointed as EPC contractor to undertake the civil work and hydro mechanical equipment work and the contract value is US$257 million.

In January 2014, the seven companies have been pre-qualified for electromechanical equipment work package. The seven companies are Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd; Voith Hydro GmbH & Co. KG; Dongfang Electric Corporation Ltd; OJSC “Power Machines – ZTL, LMZ, Electrosila, Energomachexport”; Joint Venture of Harbin Electric International Co. Ltd. and Harbin Electric Machinery Co. Ltd.; Consortium of Andritz Hydro Pvt. Ltd. and Andritz Hydro GmbH Austria; and Joint Venture of ALSTOM Brasil Energia e Transporte Ltda Brazil and ALSTOM India Ltd. However, the final agreement is yet to be signed.

In October 2014, Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) was awarded the electro-mechanical works contract for the contract value US$69 million for the project.

In August 2015, the approach road to the tunnel boring machine (TBM) platform is complete and preparatory work on the TBM platform was progressing.

Construction activities are underway and expected to be completed in May 2018.


The project involves the construction of a 444MW hydroelectric power plant at Rudraprayag, Uttarakhand, India.

The US$922 million project includes the following:

1. Construction of 65m diversion dam

2. Construction of a 13.4km head race tunnel

3. Construction of tail race tunnel of 3km

4. Construction power houses

5. Construction of substation

6. Installation of turbines

7. Installation of generators

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