Nepal seeks auxiliary system parts for rehab of 144-MW Kali Gandaki A hydro project

Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) seeks bids for powerhouse auxiliary system parts for rehabilitation of the 144-MW Kali Gandaki A hydroelectric project on the Kali Gandaki River in western Nepal. A pre-bid conference is set December 10, with bids due December 31.

NEA took bids in April for turbine parts and repair, a trash rake and a powerhouse auxiliary system for Kali Gandaki A. It recruited consultants last year to design and supervise the project’s rehabilitation. The World Bank approved US$89.2 million to supportNepal’s Energy Crisis Management Action Plan, including rehabilitation of Kali Gandaki A and expansion of small hydropower plants.

Nepal’s King Gyanendra inaugurated Kali Gandaki A in 2004 in Syangja District, about 200 kilometers west of Kathmandu. Requiring three years, rehabilitation of Kali Gandaki A is to involve dam safety, civil and electro-mechanical works, and automation and controls.

NEA now seeks bids for Contract KGAHPPRP/G/ICB-5-R, supply and delivery of powerhouse auxiliary system. The contract includes Lot 2, drainage, dewatering and cooling system spare parts; Lot 6, spare parts for control and protection system; and Lot 8, additional required spare parts for auxiliary system.

Bid documents may be obtained until December 29 from the address below for 15,000 rupees or US$155. Payment is to be deposited in the NEA, Generation Account No. 610162 at Nepal Rastra Bank, Thapathali, Kathmandu, or in the form of a bank draft drawn in favor of “Kaligandaki A Hydropower Plant Rehabilitation Project (KGAHPPRP).” Foreign bidders requesting delivery of documents by courier should submit an additional fee of US$300 in the form of an additional bank draft.

Bidding documents also are available on the NEA Internet site, www.nea.org.np. A pre-bid conference is scheduled at 11 a.m. December 10 at the project office in Kathmandu.

Bids are due by noon December 31 to the address below. For information, contact Nepal Electricity Authority, Project Coordinator, Kali Gandaki A Hydropower Plant Rehabilitation Project (KGAHPPRP), Generation Directorate, Durbarmarg, Kathmandu, Nepal; (977) 1-4153070; Fax: (977) 1-4153071; E-mail: kgahpprp@nea.org.np; Internet: www.nea.org.np.