[lang_en]Shimla:The Himachal government is all set to formally allot a large and a small hydro project to Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam (SJVNL).
Reliable sources revealed that the government and the SJVNL management are to sign the memorandum of agreement on October 27 for implementation of the 775 MW Luhri hydro-electric project on Satluj River and 40 MW Dhaulasidh project in Hamirpur district on Beas River . Chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal is scheduled to be present on the occasion of the agreement signing function.
The Luhri project is a run of the river project that involves long tunnelling works starting downstream of the 412 MW Rampur project and a over ground power house near Sunni.
SJVNL a Mini Ratna government company that is in the process of coming forth with its maiden IPO operates the countryâ€™s largest hydro power plant of 1500 MW generation capacity at Jhakri about 140 kilometres from Shimla.
The 412 MW Rampur project is under construction and the board recently allotted the electromechanical tender for the turbines to BHEL.
Besides Himachal the public sector undertaking in Uttaranchal has taken up implementation of 300 MW Devsari project, 33 MW Jhakol Sankari project and 35 MW Devra Mori project.
It has also been allotted a project in Nepal and is in the process of expanding operations in Bhutan. Other than setting up hydropower projects the corporation is also extending consultancy services for other construction projects requiring tunneling and underground works.[/lang_en]