Nepal seeks feasibility review, design for 300-MW Dudhkoshi hydro project

DudhkoshiNepal Electricity Authority (NEA) invites expressions of interest from consultants to review the feasibility study and perform detailed design and other tasks for the 300-MW Dudhkoshi hydroelectric project in Nepal. Responses are due July 18.

The Nepal government announced in 2008 that works would be initiated to start construction of six hydro projects by both government and private sectors including Dudhkoshi (or Dudh Koshi). The World Bank Group approved financing in May for the 37.6-MW Kabeli A hydroelectric project.

With funding from the Asian Development Bank (ADB), NEA now invites expressions of interest from consultants to review the feasibility study and perform environmental impact assessment and detailed design of Dudhkoshi, to be built in Okhaldhunga and Khotang districts on the Dudhkoshi River, one of seven tributaries of the Koshi River. The work is to require 30 months with a budget of US$12.9 million.

A solicitation notice may be obtained from the ADB Internet site, www.adb.org, under the links “Businesses,” “Consulting Opportunities,” “Energy,” “GRANT-0361 NEP.”

Expressions of interest are encouraged to be submitted via the ADB website by July 18. Also an original and one copy can be submitted to the address below labeled “Expression of Interest for Selection of Consultant for Dudhkoshi Storage Hydroelectric Project.”

For information, contact: Director, Dudhkoshi Storage Hydroelectric Project, Engineering Services, Nepal Electricity Authority, Durbar Marg, Kathmandu, Nepal; (977) 1-4153211;; Fax: (977) 1-4153210; E-mail: dkoshi@nea.org.np; Internet: www.nea.org.np.

Source : HydroWorld