Contract Agreement for Supply & Construction of 400 kV Double Circuit (QUAD MOOSE ACSR) Transmission Line from Jigmeling substation to Indo-Bhutan Border has been signed between BPC and M/s. KEC International Ltd., India on November 17, 2016 at Nu. 224.214 million. The contract period is 12 months and the project should be contractually completed by November 16, 2017. The contractor has assured to complete the work within the best effort schedule of 10 months. The construction of the transmission line will be managed, monitored and supervised through Superintending Engineer Office in Jigmeling.
This shall be the first transmission line in Bhutan that will have quad bundled conductor in each phase and is being executed by BPC for the first time.
Bhutan Power Corporation Ltd (BPC) is executing the construction as a deposit work for Mangdechu Hydroelectric Project Authority (MHPA). The construction of the transmission line is provisioned in the National Transmission Grid Master plan to export the surplus power to India. The project is being undertaken with assistance from the Government of India (GOI) with cost apportioned amongst the Hydro-Electric Projects [Viz. MHPA (50%), Chamkhar-I (25%) and Kholongchhu (25%)]. The transmission line shall connect to the transmission line being constructed by POWERGRID from substation at Alipurduar at the Indo – Bhutan Border.