Feasibility and EIA Study Lower Solu Khola Small Hydroelectric Project (40 MW)

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Client: Department of Electricity Development
Funding Agency: Government of Nepal
Period: September, 2005 to March 2008
Consulting Association: Hydro Engineering Services, Nepal Consult & GEOCE Consultants (P) Ltd JV
Approx. Value of Services: Total NRs 8.10 million
Professional Staff Input: National (41) person months

Salient Details

The project is feasibility study for development of run-off river hydropower (40 MW) from Solu Khola located in Solukhumbu District. Main project features include  weir (length 24 m), under sluice, intake (2 no 4×2.2m), approach canal (361 m), surface desanding basin , headrace tunnel (4.15 km), fore bay (2016 m3 capacity), surface power house, switchyard, transmission line 132 kVA (3 km). The energy output will be 281 GWh. The project will cost US$ 56 million.

The scope of work included (i) Feasibility Study and (ii) Environmental Impact Assessment. The details of scope of work comprised of:

  • desk study and map interpretation
  • verification of location of project components, conduct field investigations comprising topographical surveys, geological,  geo-technical and geophysical investigation, hydrological and sediment studies, seismic study
  • alternative configuration and optimization studies
  • project layout and design of civil structures such as weir, intake, canal, desanding basin, headrace tunnel, power house
  • layout and design of hydraulic structures, power generating equipment, substation and transmission line
  • construction plan and schedules
  • cost estimates
  • economic and financial analysis
  • preparation of feasibility study report
  • environmental impact assessment  as per Environment Protection Regulation of GoN

Techno Economic Feasibility Study, Environmental Impact Assessment, Financial Evaluation and Preparation of Tender Documents: Middle Bhote Koshi – I Hydroelectric Project

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Client: Tara Energy Pvt Ltd
Funding Agency: Tara Energy Pvt Ltd
Period: January, 2009 to December 2011
Consulting Association: Hydro Engineering Services, GEOCE Consultants (P) Ltd, Nepal Consult JV
Approx. Value of Services: Total NRs 21.5 million
Professional Staff Input: National (46) person months)

Salient Details

The project is feasibility study for development of run-off river hydropower (39 MW) from the tail race of Upper Bhote Koshi-I Hydroelectric Project (installed capacity 36 MW) located in Sindhupalchowk District. Main project features include head pond (32mx13x13 h), headrace tunnel (3.08 km), surge tank, surface power house, switchyard, transmission line 132 kVA (0.384 km). Annually the project will generate energy of 238 GWh. The project will cost US$ 60.19 million.

The scope of work included (i) Techno-economic Feasibility Study (ii) Initial Environmental Examination and (iii) Preparation of tender document. The Techno-feasibility study was carried out in coordination with existing Upper Bhote Koshi Hydroelectric Project operating system at the upstream and proposed Middle Bhote Koshi Hydroelectric Project at the downstream. Initial Environmental Examination was carried out in accordance with Environmental Protection Rules, 1997 (amendment 1999 and 2008).

The details of scope of work comprised of:

  • desk study and map interpretation
  • verification of location of project components, conduct field investigations comprising topographical surveys, geological,  geo-technical and geophysical investigation, hydrological and sediment studies, seismic study
  • alternative configuration and optimization studies
  • project layout and design of civil structures such as head pond, waterways (tunnel, surge tank), power house
  • layout and design of hydraulic structures, power generating equipment, substation and transmission line
  • construction plan and schedules
  • cost estimates
  • economic and financial analysis
  • preparation of techno-economic feasibility study report
  • initial environmental examination as per Environment Protection Regulation of GoN
  • preparation of tender documents 

Feasibility and EIA Study of Dudh Koshi 4 Hydropower Project (67 MW)

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Client: Department of Electricity Development
Funding Agency: Government of Nepal
Period: August 2014 to March 2018
Consulting Association: GEOCE Consultants (P) Ltd, Hydro Engineering Services, Nepal Consult JV
Approx. Value of Services: Total NRs 18 million
Professional Staff Input: National (61) person months)

Salient Details

The project is feasibility study for development of run-off river hydropower (67 MW) in Solukhumbu district. The scope of work will include (i) feasibility study of hydropower and (ii) EIA of the project. Main project features include weir (100 m length) with side intake, surface desanding basin, headrace tunnel (4.5 km), surge tank, surface power house.

The scope of work for feasibility study includes:

  • desk study and map interpretation
  • verification of location of project components, conduct field investigations comprising topographical surveys, geological,  geo-technical and geophysical investigation, hydrological and sediment studies, seismic study
  • alternative configuration and optimization studies
  • power evacuation study to Integrated Nepal Power System
  • project layout and design of civil structures such as intake, waterways (tunnel, surge tank), power house
  • layout and design of hydraulic structures, power generating equipment and substation
  • construction plan and schedules
  • cost estimates
  • economic and financial analysis
  • preparation of feasibility study report
  • environment impact assessment as per Environment Protection Regulation of GoN

Feasibility Study and EIA of Kankai Multipurpose Project

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Client: Department of Electricity Development
Funding Agency: Government of Nepal
Period: June 2017 to November 2019
Consulting Association: GEOCE Consultants (P) Ltd, Sanima Hydro & Engineering (P) Ltd, Beam Consultant JV
Approx. Value of Services: Total NRs 59.27 million
Professional Staff Input: International (10.5), National (192) person months)

Salient Details

The project is multipurpose for hydropower development (84 MW, power generation 217 GWH per annum) and irrigation facility for 67,450 ha command area in Jhapa district.

The scope of work include (i) feasibility study of hydropower, (ii) irrigation study considering activities and planning of Kankai Irrigation Project and other irrigation projects under Division Irrigation Office, Jhapa; (iii) access road, project road and transportation study; (iv) other study – fisheries development, recreation and water transport and tourism perspectives; (v) power market and transmission line study and (vi) EIA study of project.

The scope of work for feasibility study includes:

  • review previous studies
  • conduct field investigations, verification and review of previous dam site and location of other project components, hydrological surveys, sediment and meteorological studies, topographical surveys and mapping, construction materials survey, seismicity/seismic study, transmission line route survey and access road survey
  • alternative configuration and optimization studies
  • cost benefit assessment of power and energy, flood control and irrigation, navigation and water transport, fisheries and recreational and rehabilitation and resettlement
  • power evacuation study to Integrated Nepal Power System
  • project layout and design of civil structures such as dam, intake, waterways (tunnel, drop shaft), power house
  • layout and design of hydraulic structures, power generating equipment and substation
  • construction plan and schedules
  • review and update planning and design of irrigation system and flood control system
  • planning and design of water transport system
  • planning and design of fisheries development plan
  • planning and design of recreation and tourism development plan
  • preparation of rehabilitation and resettlement plan and associated costs 
  • cost estimates
  • economic and financial analysis
  • preparation of feasibility study report