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India, Himachal Pradesh - in/18

Nathpa Jakri Hydro

  Run of river 1,500 MW project with 27 km x 11 m-diameter circular headrace tunnel developed by jv of Impregilo and Hindustan Construction Company using nine Atlas Copco 352 and three 353E equipped with 1440 Rocket drifters. Work continuing on barrage and desilting chambers by jv of Continental and Foundation Corporation of Canada. Powerhouse excavation completed by Jaiprakash Industries together with 700 m tailrace. Alimak raise climbers in use in penstock development. On target for commissioning 2001. October 1999.