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Nepal’s NEA awards contract under ADB-funded project [free access]

January 7, 2022

Nepal’s state-owned power company, Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA), has recently awarded a USD26 million contract to Indian engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) major, Larsen & Toubro (L&T), for construction of the 132 kV Dandakhet–Rahughat transmission line and associated substations at both ends in the Myagdi district of Nepal.


L&T has begun the tasks of design and survey immediately after the contract agreement. The project is to be completed in 30 months.


The aforementioned works are a part of the Asian Development Bank (ADB)-funded Electricity Grid Modernisation Project. The larger project entails the automation of 40 grid substations (GS) throughout Nepal; construction of three modern 132/11 kV, 90 MVA GSs with automation, along with the construction of the underground 16-km-long, 132 kV double-circuit Chobhar–Lagankhel–Sinamangal and 5-km-long, 66 kV double-circuit transmission lines along Sinamangal–Chabahil in Kathmandu Valley; upgrading 237-km-long, 132 kV transmission lines with more efficient high-temperature-low-sag (HTLS) conductors; and the construction of four automated GSs with capacity of 290 MVA and 48-km-long power lines in Myagdi and Dhading districts.