HCC bags Rs387-crore order for Dagacchu Hydro Power Plant, Bhutan
10 July 2009
India's leading engineering & construction company HCC, has bagged Rs387.50 crore order for Lot 1 of the 114MW Dagacchu Hydro Power Corporation Project located near Dagana in Bhutan.
The project involves the construction of diversion weir, connection channel and tunnel to desilter, desilter, pressure shaft, powerhouse and transformer caverns, control building and tailrace tunnel etc and the project is expected to be completed in 1239 days.
HCC president and chief operating officer Vinayak Deshpande said in company statement, ''This is the second order we have received in recent times after being awarded Package MC3 of 1200MW Punatsangchhu-I Hydroelectric Project. HCC has recently built the Tala Hydroelectric Power project which is the largest hydroelectric project in Bhutan. With this order we further strengthen our ties with people of Bhutan.''
HCC has successfully constructed over 25 per cent of India's hydel power generation capacity, including several major projects in the Himalayan region.
It constructed the Head Race Tunnel & Surge Shaft for India's largest commissioned Nathpa Jhakri Hydro Electric Project (1500MW), and the Underground Powerhouse & Tunnel for the Chamera Hydro Electric Power Project, Stage I.
HCC is currently executing nine hydro-electric power projects, including four in Jammu & Kashmir, two in Himachal Pradesh and one each in Uttarakhand, Sikkim and West Bengal.