Nepal seeks rehab construction of 640-kW Sundarijal hydro project


    Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) seeks bids for construction and equipment rehabilitation of the 640-kW Sundarijal hydroelectric project in Nepal. Bids are due July 24.

    With funding from the Asian Development Bank (ADB), NEA seeks the work under the Nepal Electricity Transmission Expansion and Supply Improvement Project. NEA recruited consultants in 2012 for rehabilitation of Sundarijal and the 1-MW Tinau project.

    NEA released a list in May of state-owned and independently owned hydroelectric projects damaged in the April 25 earthquake. Nepal’s investment board gave approval in April to China Three Gorges International to develop the 750-MW West Seti hydropower project.

    Sundarijal was commissioned in 1934 15 kilometers northeast of Kathmandu and has had minor electrical and mechanical upgrades over its life. It features two 320-kW Pelton turbines and synchronous generators supplied by a 1.7-kilometer steel penstock from the Kathmandu Valley water supply system.

    NEA now seeks bids for construction and completion of civil, hydro-mechanical and electro-mechanical rehabilitation works of Sundarijal.

    A solicitation notice may be obtained from the ADB Internet site,, under the links “Businesses and Consultants,” “Procurement Notices,” “Nepal,” “LOAN-2808.”

    Tender documents for ICB-SHPPRP-071/72-01 Sundarijal Hydropower Rehabilitation Project may be obtained from the address below for 20,000 rupees or the equivalent in U.S. dollars (US$196) by bank voucher to Account No. 0101524048575013 (NEA-Tinau Sundarijal Re. Project) at Kumari Bank Ltd., Putalisadak, Kathmandu, Nepal.

    Bids are due by noon July 24. For information, contact Sundarijal Hydropower Rehabilitation Project, Generation Directorate, Durbar Marg, 2nd Floor, Room No. 225, Kathmandu, Nepal; (977) 1-4153070; Fax: (977) 1-4153016; E-mail:

    Source : HydroWorld