Shimla: Voith Hydro, a Germany-based company, has bagged a Rs 420.28 crore order for the supply of electro-mechanical works for the 210 MW Luhri Stage I hydro project. The contract was awarded to the company on 16th July 2021.
The Rs 1810.56 crore hydropower project on River Satluj in Himachal Pradesh is being executed by SJVN Limited, a government-owned public sector power company.
The contract agreement for the electro-mechanical works on Thursday was signed by Mr SK Sood, general manager SJVN and Mr Raj Vidyarthi, vice-president Voith Hydro, in the presence of Mr NL Sharma, CMD SJVN and Mr Ravinder Kalra MD of Voith Hydro.
The civil and hydro-mechanical works contract for the project was awarded on 24th November, 2020 and construction works at the project site are in full swing.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr NL Sharma said, “the work schedule of Luhri Stage I project is targeted for commissioning by 24th May, 2025. On completion, the project will add 758 million units of annual generation capacity.”
Luhri hydroelectric project -1 is a run-off river scheme with diurnal storage and a dam-toe surface powerhouse.
The total capacity of the project is 210 MW is to have 4 Kaplan turbines, of which 2 main units will be of 80 MW each and another 2 auxiliary units of 25 MW each.
SJVN with a portfolio of more than 9000 MW is executing 27 projects in hydro, thermal, solar and wind verticals that are spread over India, Nepal & Bhutan.
The Voith Group is a pioneer in designing, manufacturing, supply and execution of mechanical engineering products with specialization in electro-mechanical components for power projects.
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