Texmaco-SSFMPL JV, a joint venture initiative by Texmaco, recently obtained a contract (Package C-5) with Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam (SJVN) Arun-3 Power Development Company Limited (SAPDC) for the development of the Arun-3 hydroelectric power plant, a 900MW run-of-the-river hydropower project that is being developed in Nepal. An order worth Rs 179.89 crore has been given to the Texmaco-SSFMPL JV by SJVN Arun-3 Power Development Business Limited.
The pressure shaft steel liner's fabrication, shop assembly, painting, testing, transportation, supply, erection, site testing, and commissioning are among the duties covered by the scope of work, according to the company's news release.
"Texmaco-SSFMPL JV is proud to have been given the task of contributing to the construction of Nepal's Arun-3 hydroelectric power station. We are dedicated to providing quality in all facets of our work and to improving renewable energy solutions", Deputy Managing Director of Texmaco Rail & Engineering Ltd Sudipta Mukherjee said.
The construction of two lanes of pressure shaft steel lining with a large diameter of 5500mm, two bifurcations, four branches with diameters of 4000mm each, as well as all required accessories, is part of this important operation. The project's expected overall tonnage is a mighty 4700 metric tonnes, the business noted in its statement.
The Nepali and Indian governments worked together to administer the Arun-3 hydroelectric power project under the construct, own, operate, and transfer (BOOT) model. With the exception of the initial five-year development phase, the facility will be operated for a total of 25 years by SAPDC, a fully owned subsidiary of SJVN. The power plant's ownership will be given to the government of Nepal.
Nepal will receive free electricity totaling 21.9% of the electricity produced by the Arun-3 power project for the first 25 years of its commercial operation. Six manufacturing facilities make up the multi-unit engineering and infrastructure company Texmaco Rail & Engineering Ltd. (TEXMACO). The company makes rolling stock, including waggons, coaches, EMUs, locomotive shells and parts, hydromechanical equipment, steel castings, etc.