SJVN CMD APPRISE PRIME MINISTER OF NEPAL OF THE CONCERNS
FOR FASTER DEVELOPMENT OF COMPANY'S POWER PROJECTS
SHIMLA : September 13, 2021
In his pursuit of expeditious completion of the Company's ongoing projects in Nepal Sh Nand Lal Sharma, CMD of SJVN had another meeting with the Prime Minister of Nepal Sh Sher Bahadur Deuba at Kathmandu. SJVN is implementing a 900 MW Arun-3 Hydro power project and the downstream 679 MW Lower Arun project besides a 400kV Transmission line project in Nepal.
On his return from the visits to the company's projects in Nepal, Sh. Sharma apprised Hon’ble Prime Minister about the progress of 900 MW Arun-3 Hydro Electric Project. The objective of Sh. Sharma's meeting was also to apprise the Hon’ble Prime Minister of certain concerns of SJVN that may affect faster completion of the project. Sh Sharma discussed ways of faster development and also on Harnessing of hydro power potential of Himalayan Rivers in Nepal. He again emphasised the concept of one basin one developer to optimise the resources and faster development of hydro projects.
The Nepal Prime Minister appreciated the progress of Arun-3 hydro power project and assured Sh Sharma of suitable action by the Government of Nepal to address the concerns of SJVN.
Earlier during his visit to SJVN's projects in Nepal Sh Nand Lal Sharma reviewed the progress of Power House, Transformer Hall & Surge Shaft of the 900 MW Arun-3 project. In his meeting with Managing Director of M/s Patel Engineering Ltd .(Contractor of C-2 Package), Sh. Sharma instructed to resolve all the issues and expedite commissioning the project by April, 2023.
He also reviewed both Major civil works packages of the project. A meeting was also held with M/S JAL at the dam site where Sh. Sharma asked the Civil Contractor of Dam & part HRT to speed up the works to match with completion schedule of the project.
Nand Lal Sharma also reviewed the progress of 400 kV Transmission Line being implemented by SJVN for evacuation of power from the upcoming projects of SJVN.
He also held a meeting with representatives of M/s PGCIL, M/s KEC (Tower Packages Contractor), M/s GE (Substation Package contractor) and representatives of M/s APAR (Conductor Package contractor). Sh. Sharma instructed M/s KEC to expedite activities related to Tower Package, so as to match it up with the commissioning schedule of Generation Component 900 MW Arun 3 HEP. Representatives of M/s KEC, M/s GE and M/s APAR assured the CMD of meeting the targets to match the commissioning schedule of April 2023.
Nand Lal Sharma, also inspected the progress of works at other components of the 900 MW Arun-3 Hydro Electric Project in Nepal. He inspected the Power House works, construction of Surge Shaft and Head Race Tunnel. He also inspected the works at Dam Site.