Hindustan Construction Company Ltd (HCC) has been awarded Rs 635 crore contract by NTPC to construct Head Race Tunnel (balance works) for Tapovan Vishnugad Hydro-electric Power Project on the River Dhauliganga in Chamoli District of Uttarakhand. The project is to be completed in 34 months.
This is an item rate contract involving salvaging of Double Shield Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) stuck in the earlier operation by other contractor, refurbishing and putting it in operation to construct 2.84 km long Head Race Tunnel (HRT), installation of segmental lining. The contract also involves construction of 1.66 km long tunnel using drill & blast method and concrete lining.
Mr. Arun Karambelkar, President & CEO- E&C, HCC Ltd. said “We are pleased to secure this contract, which only manifests the expertise of HCC in managing complex work in difficult terrain. We are confident that our efficient and highly skilled team will not only salvage the stuck Tunnel Boring Machine but will complete the construction of Head Race Tunnel in the stipulated time frame”
With this, HCC's order intake In FY 2015-16 has reached Rs 5,155 crore. Besides, the company is lowest bidder in six projects worth Rs 4,300 crore. The combined order backlog is likely to cross Rs 21,000 crore in the FY2015-16.Quick Statistics
Rs 635 crore
|Scope of work
||Salvaging of Double Shield TBM stuck in the earlier operation by other contractor, refurbishing and putting it in operation to construct 2.84 km long HRT,
installation of segmental lining and construction of 1.66 km long tunnel using Drill & Blast method and concrete lining.