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Himachal Hydel Projects

NHPC's Parbati-II HEP work delayed

NHPC's Parbati-II hydro electric project work has been delayed on account of poor geological strata of the area. Blasting and tunnel boring work are not progressing as per plan and frequent modification are to be carried out to avoid damage to site work. Apart from this, NHPC has a dispute with civil contractor and tunnel boring contractor, Robbins. The project cost has increased from Rs. 39195 million to Rs.42316 million. The project involves setting up of 85 m high, concrete gravity dam, a 6 m x 31.52 km Head Race Tunnel, a 17 m x 130 m surge shaft, 2 m x 3.5m x 2133 m pilot shaft, a surface power house, pelton turbine and a 400 kV switchyard.

Kashang Hyrdo project gets environmental clearance

Project Location : Kashang, Kinnaur district, Himachal Pradesh

HP Power Corp Ltd is setting up a 243 MW Kashang Hydro project in Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh. The project is likely to entail and investment of Rs.4530 million and has received loan to the tune of Rs.2970 million for the first phase of 65 MW. Now, as the project has received environmental clearance, it is expected to see further progress in coming months. It may be noted, the company has already submitted a detailed project report to ADB for finance.

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The project has achieved financial closure and phase I of 65 MW is likely to go operational by 2013, while stage II & III are likely to go operational by 2015.

NSL Renewable Power to set up 3 hydel projects in Himachal Pradesh

NSL Renewable Power, belonging to Hyderabad based NSL Group is setting up 3 hydel projects - 100 Mw plant at Tidang in Kinnaur district with an investment of Rs. 6500 million. It is also setting up 44 MW and 6 MW at Tangnu Romai in Shimla district with an investment of Rs. 3190 million and 5 Mw plant at Masli in Shimla district with an investment of Rs. 270 million. 44 MW Tangnu Romai project is likely to be commissioned by 2013.

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