SJVN Signs Electro Mechanical Works Contract with Voith for 66MW Dhaulasidh Project

State-owned SJVN has recently signed a contract with Voith Hydro (P) Ltd for electro mechanical works of 66 MW Dhaulasidh Hydro Electric Project in Himachal Pradesh.

February 14, 2022. By Manu Tayal

State-owned SJVN has recently signed a contract with Voith Hydro (P) Ltd for electro mechanical works of 66 MW Dhaulasidh Hydro Electric Project in Himachal Pradesh.

The contract agreement was signed between the Chief General Manager (ECD) of SJVN, S.K Sood, and Vice President of Voith, Raj Vidyarthi in the presence of Nand Lal Sharma, Chairman & Managing Director, SJVN and other senior officials of SJVN and Voith.

Nand Lal Sharma informed that the Electro Mechanical Works amounting to Rs 136.64 crore has been awarded to Voith Hydro Pvt Ltd. The civil and hydro-mechanical works of the project have already been awarded on May 06, 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 Prime Minister Narendra Modi on December 27, 2021.

The 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. It is expected to be completed 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,” he added.

Talking about salient features of the project, Sharma informed 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 a 90% 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 over 16,400 MW and is executing multiple projects in hydro, thermal and solar in India, Nepal and Bhutan. The company has also diversified in other fields of power transmission and power trading. SJVN is vigorously marching towards achieving the vision of an installed capacity of 5,000 MW by 2023, 25,000 MW by 2030 and 50,000 MW by the year 2040.
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