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SJVN CMD meets Nepal PM; reviews work of 900 MW Arun-3 project

In his pursuit of expeditious completion of the company's ongoing projects in Nepal, SJVN Limited’s CMD Nand Lal Sharma had another meeting with the Prime Minister of Nepal Sher Bahadur Deuba at Kathmandu
SJVN CMD meets Nepal PM; reviews ongoing development work of 900 MW Arun-3 project
SJVN CMD meets Nepal PM; reviews ongoing development work of 900 MW Arun-3 project

New Delhi: In his pursuit of expeditious completion of the company's ongoing projects in Nepal, SJVN Limited’s Chairman & Managing Director (CMD) Nand Lal Sharma had another meeting with the Prime Minister of Nepal Sher Bahadur Deuba at Kathmandu. SJVN is implementing a 900 MW Arun-3 Hydro Power Project and the downstream 679 MW Lower Arun project besides a 400kV transmission line project in Nepal.

On his return from the visits to the company's projects in Nepal, Sharma apprised the Nepalese Prime Minister about the progress of the 900 MW Arun-3 Hydro Electric Project. The objective of Sharma's meeting was also to apprise the Prime Minister of certain concerns of SJVN that may affect the faster completion of the project. Sharma discussed ways of faster development and also on Harnessing of hydro-power potential of Himalayan Rivers in Nepal. He again emphasised the concept of one basin one developer to optimise the resources and faster development of hydro projects.

The Nepal Prime Minister appreciated the progress of the Arun-3 hydropower project and assured Sharma of suitable action by the Government of Nepal to address the concerns of SJVN.

Earlier during his visit to SJVN's projects in Nepal Sharma reviewed the progress of the Power House, Transformer Hall & Surge Shaft of the 900 MW Arun-3 project. In his meeting with the Managing Director of M/s Patel Engineering Ltd .(Contractor of C-2 Package), Sharma was instructed to resolve all the issues and expedite commissioning the project by April 2023.

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He also reviewed both Major civil works packages of the project. A meeting was also held with M/S JAL at the dam site where Sharma asked the Civil Contractor of Dam & part HRT to speed up the works to match with the complete schedule of the project.

Sh. Nand Lal Sharma also reviewed the progress of the 400 kV Transmission Line being implemented by SJVN for evacuation of power from the upcoming projects of SJVN.

He also held a meeting with representatives of M/s PGCIL, M/s KEC (Tower Packages Contractor), M/s GE (Substation Package contractor) and representatives of M/s APAR (Conductor Package contractor). Sh. Sharma instructed M/s KEC to expedite activities related to Tower Package, so as to match it up with the commissioning schedule of Generation Component 900 MW Arun 3 HEP. Representatives of M/s KEC, M/s GE and M/s APAR assured the CMD of meeting the targets to match the commissioning schedule of April 2023.

CMD Sharma, also inspected the progress of works at other components of the 900 MW Arun-3 Hydro Electric Project in Nepal. He inspected the Power House works, construction of the Surge Shaft and the Head Race Tunnel. He also inspected the works at Dam Site.

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