UTHL – Tamakoshi Hydroelectric Power Plant 456 MW – Nepal - Project Profile

UTHL – Tamakoshi Hydroelectric Power Plant 456 MW – Nepal - Project Profile

  • March 2018 •
  • 10 pages •
  • Report ID: 4907843
"UTHL – Tamakoshi Hydroelectric Power Plant 456 MW – Nepal - Project Profile" contains information on the scope of the project including project overview and location. The profile also details project ownership and funding, gives a full project description, as well as information on contracts, tendering and key project contacts.

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The Upper Tamakoshi Hydro power Ltd (UTHL), a subsidiary of Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA), is undertaking the Hydro Power Plant project at Tamakoshi River mainstream in Nepal.

The project involves the construction of Six units of 456MW hydroelectric power plant. The project includes the construction of a concrete dam, a powerhouse, and head race tunnels; installation of turbines, generators, and transformers; lining of transmission lines and related infrastructure facilities such as access roads.

Of the total project cost, 70% will be obtained through loans.The project has almost completed the loan agreement with domestic institutions.

Employees’ Provident Fund is lending US$139 million, Citizen Investment Fund (CIF) and Rastriya Beema Sansthan (RBS) are lending US$27 million each, Government has committed US$164 million and Nepal Telecom has agreed to lend US$83 million for the project.

Texmaco Rail & Engineering Ltd has been appointed as the contractor to undertake construction of the gate hub for the project in the dam site under Lot 2, Andritz Hydro as the contractor to transport hardware for the turbine to the project site and to undertake the development under Lot 3, KEC International as contractor to undertake the construction works power transmission line.

The feasibility study for the project was completed by Norconsult in 2005.Norconsult, through a joint venture with Lahmeyer International GmbH, has prepared the detailed engineering design and tender documents for the project in 2009.

The joint venture of Norconsult and Lahmeyer International GmbH, is also providing the construction design and construction supervision services for the project.

Norconsult in association with the Environmental and Social Studies Department of NEA also conducted an environmental and social impact assessment study for the project.

In August 2010, Sinohydro Corporation was appointed as the main civil contractor for the project. The scope of work includes construction of a tunnel, dam and powerhouse.

In May 2011, construction activities commenced including access roads, dam and intake, waterways, diversions, underground powerhouse and a 90km long transmission line to the main grid at Dalkhebar on the Terai plain.

In January 2015, 80% of the civil construction work under Lot 1, 62% of the dam construction and 82% of the tunnel construction was completed.

In April 2015, damage occurred to the construction due to the earthquake in the region.

In March 2015, the project is facing delay due to the protests from the local employees. 75% of the entire project construction was completed.

In April 2017, 87% of the construction work has been completed.

Construction activities on first unit is expected to be completed by December 2018 and remaining five units by April 2019.

The project involves the construction of a 456MW hydroelectric power plant on Tamakoshi River’s mainstream in Nepal.

The US$400 million project includes the following:
1. Construction of a dam
2. Construction of head and tail race tunnels
3. Construction of power houses
4. Construction of substations
5. Installation of turbines
6. Installation of generators
7. Laying of transmission lines

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Country=Nepal Industry=Hydropower ParentIndustry=HeavyIndustry Date=201803 Publisher=Timetric Price=1000