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Bhutan, Trongsa district - bt/14


Hindustan Construction Company Ltd (HCC) has been awarded a US$68.5 million (INR4.56 billion) EPC contract from the Tangsibji Hydro Energy Ltd of Bhutan for constructing the Nikachhu Hydropower Project in in Tangsibji Gewog,Trongsa district. The dam site is located in Lorim which is 6km downstream from the Chendibji chorten. A design discharge of 25.45m3/s is to be diverted through a 4 m finished diameter head race tunnel which is 12,144 m long and goes through two turbines in  the Power House generating a capacity of 118MW.The water is then discharged into the reservior of Mangdechhu Hydropower Project. For further information visit http://www.hccindia.com/hcc_admin/data_content/pdf_files/Press_Release_-_Nikachhu_HEP_and_Sawalkot_tunnel_order_.pdf. 13/16.