September 12, 2017: The Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh, Shri Virbhadra Singh inaugurated the first stage of Kashang Hydro Power Project constructed by HCC in Himachal Pradesh on September 12, 2017. The project was awarded to HCC by the Himachal Pradesh Power Corporation (HPPCL) as item rate contract in February 2009. It was registered as ‘Green Power Project’ under the clean development mechanism
The Kashang Hydro Power project is an integrated hydro power project, built on Kashang river, a tributary of Sutlej. This project comprises of four distinct stages, of which, HCC was awarded the contract to build sections of stage I, II and III totaling to 195 MW. All four stages of the Integrated Kashang HEP would generate 1659 GWh energy annually on 90% dependability
HCC was responsible for the civil works comprising river diversion, intake structure, conveyance channel, de-silting basins, power channel, head race tunnel, underground balancing reservoir, pressure shaft, the valve chamber and various adits.