India-based Hindustan Construction Company (HCC) has been awarded a contract valued at INR6.6bn (approximately $146.4m) by GMR (Badrinath) Hydro Power Generation to set up a 300MW hydroelectric project in the Indian state of Uttarakhand.
The power project is a run-of-the-river development on river Alaknanda at Badrinath, Uttarakhand, India and the contract is awarded in two lots.
The first lot involves main civil works package for coffer dams, diversion channel, barrage, power intake, desanding system and part HRT.
The second lot involves main civil works package for MAT, powerhouse complex, surge shaft, pressure shaft, pothead yard, TRT and part HRT.
The first lot will be completed within 52 months from the date of issue of a formal notifice to proceed, while the second lot will be completed within 54 months.
HCC claims that it has constructed over 25% of India's hydel power generation capacity, including several projects in the Himalayan region.