New Delhi: SJVN Limited has entered into a contract agreement for electro-mechanical works of 66 MW Dhaulasidh Hydro Electric Project, Himachal Pradesh with Voith Hydro (P) Ltd. The contract agreement has been signed on Friday in the presence of SJVN Limited’s Chairman & Managing Director (CMD) Nand Lal Sharma, by SJVN’s Chief General Manager (ECD) SK Sood and Voith Hydro (P) Ltd’s Vice President Voith Raj Vidyarthi.
On this occasion SJVN Limited’s Director (Personnel) Geeta Kapur, Director (Civil) SP Bansal, Director (Finance) Akhileshwar Singh, Director (Electrical) Sushil Sharma, Voith Hydro (P) Ltd)’s CFO Sanjiv Kumar and senior officials of SJVN and Voith Hydro (P) Ltd were also present.
On the occasion, SJVN CMD informed that the electro-mechanical works amounting to Rs 136.64 crores has been awarded to Voith Hydro (P) Ltd. The civil and hydro-mechanical works of the project have already been awarded on May 6, 2021. The construction activities at various civil components of the project are in full swing.
Sharma told that the foundation stone of the 66 MW Dhaulasidh Hydro Electric Project had been laid by the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi on December 27, 2021. The Central Government has already approved the project cost of Rs 687.97 crore and has also accorded budgetary support of Rs 21.6 crore for this project. The project is targeted for completion in May 2025. “With this contract signing, the manufacturing works of electro-mechanical components for Dhaulasidh HEP will commence. This will facilitate in speeding up the project activities and realizing the target of project completion ahead of the schedule.”
Talking about the project, the CMD said that the project entails the construction of a 70-meter high Concrete Gravity Storage Dam. Two Units of 33 MW each with Vertical Francis Turbine will be assembled in Dam Toe Surface Power House. The project will generate 304 million units in 90 percent dependable year. The project on completion would lead to the reduction of 2.4 lakh Tons of carbon dioxide in the environment, annually. He added that this project would result in the creation of 8 Lakh man-days employment.
Currently, SJVN has a portfolio of more than 16,400 MW and is executing multiple projects in hydro, thermal and solar in India, Nepal & Bhutan. The company has also diversified in other fields of power transmission and power trading.
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