Patel Engineering wins contract for Kwar hydroelectric project in J&K

Patel Engineering has won a contract worth INR 2,461 crores from Chenab Valley Power Projects Limited pertaining to the 540MW Kwar hydroelectric project in the Kishtwar district in the Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) region.

The civil construction company, which is specialized in the hydropower sector, said that the contracts are for the works of constructing a diversion tunnel, concrete gravity dam, intake, pressure shafts, and underground powerhouse and tailrace tunnel (Lot 1).

Chenab Valley Power Projects Limited, which is a joint venture of the Indian government-owned NHPC Limited and Jammu and Kashmir State Power Development Corporation (JKSPDC), is executing the Kwar hydroelectric project.

A letter of acceptance for the contract has been issued to Patel Engineering by JKSPDC and the works are slated to be wrapped up in a period of 48 months.

The Kwar hydroelectric project is a run-of-river scheme with a 109m high concrete gravity dam. The hydropower project involves the construction of the dam above the deepest foundation across the Chenab River of length 195m at the top.

It will have four units, each of 135MW capacity, that are capable of generating 1975.54 MU.

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