SJVN, Voith Hydro Partner for Electro Mechanical Works of 210MW Luhri Hydro Electric Project

Mini Ratna SJVN has entered into an agreement with Voith Hydro (P) Ltd for the electro mechanical works of 210 MW Luhri Hydro Electric Project Stage-1.

August 13, 2021. By Manu Tayal

Mini Ratna SJVN has entered into an agreement with Voith Hydro (P) Ltd for the electro mechanical works of 210 MW Luhri Hydro Electric Project Stage-1.

The contract was signed by SK Sood, GM (ECD), SJVN and Raj Vidyarthi, Vice President of Voith Hydro (P) Ltd, in the presence of Nand Lal Sharma, Chairman & Managing Director, Geeta Kapur Director (Personnel), SP Bansal Director (Civil), Akhileshwar Singh Director (Finance), Sushil Sharma Director (Electrical), Ravinder Kalra, Managing Director of Voith Hydro (P) Ltd, along with other senior officials of both SJVN and Voith.

Commenting on the development, Nand Lal Sharma, CMD, SJVN, said that the electro mechanical works amounting to Rs 420.28 crore, have been awarded to Voith Hydro Pvt Ltd on July 16, 2021. The same have to be completed in line with the work schedule of the Project, which is targeted for commissioning by May 24, 2025.

Sharma also informed that the civil and hydro-mechanical works have already been awarded on November 24, 2020 and the construction activities on the same are in full swing.

Luhri Hydro Electric Project -1 is a run-off the river scheme with diurnal storage and Dam-Toe surface power house in Shimla and Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh.

The total capacity of the project is 210 MW, having 4 Nos. of Kaplan Turbine with 2 main units of 80 MW and 2 auxiliary units of 25 MW each.

The cost of the project is Rs 1,810.56 crore and has the potential to generate 758 million units of electricity annually.

Currently, SJVN has a portfolio of more than 9,000 MW and has been executing 27 projects in hydro, thermal, solar and wind sector in India, Nepal and Bhutan.

The company has also diversified in other fields of energy generation and transmission. SJVN is vigorously marching forward for achieving installed capacity of 5,000 MW by 2023, 12,000 MW by 2030 and 25,000 MW by year 2040.

Voith Group is a leading global technology company with headquarters in Germany. The company is pioneer in designing, manufacturing, supply and execution of mechanical engineering products with specialization in electro-mechanical components of power projects.

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