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Energy & Power Environment & Resources Ongoing Projects Transportation & Civil Aviation

ESIA, CIA and Social Planning Studies For Upper Arun Hydroelectric Project and Ikhuwa Khola Hydropower Project Power Sector Reform and Sustainable Hydropower Development Project (PSRSHDP)

Funding Agency: World Bank
Client:
Power Sector Reform and Sustainable Hydropower Development Project (PSRSHDP)/ Upper Arun Hydroelectric Project (NEA), Nepal
Date: July 2018 – Jan 2020

Project components to be covered by this assignment includes the following:

S.N Project Component Capacity or Configuration
1 Upper Arun HEP 335 MW
2  Ikuwa Khola HEP  30 MW
3  Transmission Line (UAHEP)  49 km 220 KV double circuit
4  Transmission Line (IKHPP)  10 km 132 KV single circuit
5  Access Road to UAHEP  24 km including 1.5 km Road Tunnel and bridge over Arun River
6  Access Road to IKHPP  4 km
7  Ancillary facilities  Contractor camp, DG sets, Spoil and rock disposal area, Quarry and Borrow area, NEA staffing houses etc.

The Project. The project components to be covered under this consultancy will include Upper Arun Hydroelectric Project (UAHEP), Ikhuwa Khola Hydropower Project (IKHPP), various ancillary activities related to each hydroelectric component and transmission line from the powerhouses of UAHEP and IKHPP to the proposed substation of Koshi Corridor Transmission Line at Tumlingtar. Since, the package for access road is done by separate consultant; this consulting service shall review the ESIA/EIA report presented by the former consultant and incorporate it in this study. These are described below.

Upper Arun Hydroelectric Project (UAHEP). The UAHEP is a proposed 335 MW hydroelectric facility to be located on the Arun River in Sankhuasabha District of eastern Nepal. The proposed dam site is located in the Chepuwa Village, in a narrow gorge about 350m upstream of the Arun River’s confluence with the Chepuwa River. The proposed power plant site is located in the Hatiya Village 16 km downstream of the dam site, near the Arun River’s confluence with the Leksuwa River. The right bank of the Arun River at the proposed UAHEP site falls within the Makalu Barun Buffer Zone, which is adjacent to the Makalu Barun National Park. The proposed UAHEP dam site is therefore located at the edge of the Buffer Zone.

UAHEP salient features. The proposed UAHEP is designed to be a Peaking Run of the River (PRoR) project with gated weir across the Arun

River. Intakes on the left bank of the river are proposed to divert the design discharge of 78.8 m3/s through an intake tunnel to three underground desanding basins, a headrace tunnel of 7.8 km, surge tank, drop shaft, pressure tunnel, and ultimately to the underground powerhouse for power generation. Water would be retained for a period of a few hours only in a peaking pond and then released through the tunnel during peak hours. After power generation, water will be released back to the Arun River. Review study in 2011 suggested that the proposed UAHEP with 335 MW of installed capacity can generate total annual energy of 2598 GWh.

Ikhuwa Khola Hydropower Project (IKHPP). NEA has also proposed to develop the 30 MW IKHPP, a medium sized hydropower project, as an integral part of UAHEP. The proposed IKHPP site is located on a tributary to the Arun River approximately 8 km downstream of the proposed UAHEP powerhouse site, and 5 km upstream of the proposed Arun III Hydropower Project headworks.

Power Transmission. For the power evacuation of UAHEP, a 220 kV double circuit transmission line shall be constructed from the powerhouse to a proposed substation at Tumlingtar. Total length of the proposed transmission line is about 49 km. According to the proposed alignment, the transmission line will start from the powerhouse site of Upper Arun at Sibrung at the left bank of Arun River and immediately follows the right bank of Arun River. The transmission line will cross the Arun River to the left bank in the vicinity of the proposed dam site for Arun-3 HEP and heads towards the proposed substation of Koshi Corridor Transmission line at Tumlingtar. Power from IKHPP would meanwhile be brought up to the proposed substation site at the UAHEP powerhouse (Sibrung) through about 10km of 132kV single circuit transmission line. The 49 km transmission line connecting from power house of UAHEP to Tumlingtar is part of the Project, and should be covered in this ESIA. The Koshi Corridor transmission line will start construction soon with financing from the Indian Exim Bank. Therefore, the total length of Transmission Lines to be covered for proposed EIA/ESIA study will be approximately 10 km 132 kV single circuit line and the 49 km 220 kV double circuit line.

Ancillary works and other associated activities. Various ancillary works will be required for project implementation, including contractor camps, diesel generators for construction-stage power supply, spoil and waste rock disposal areas, borrow areas, NEA staff housing, etc. The Consultant will consult and discuss with NEA and World Bank to identify all such associated activities under the screening and scoping stage of the consultancy.

Description of actual services provided by your staff within the assignment:

The scope of work to be carried out by the consultant shall include but may not be limited to the following:

Task 1: Environmental and Social Screening and Scoping

  1. Review of all available existing information
  2. Carry out an initial site visit
  3. Develop a detailed Project description encompassing UAHEP, IKHPP, associated access roads and transmission lines
  4. Prepare a detailed Scoping Reports for EIA of UAHEP and Transmission line including substation and screening report for ESIA, CIA and other environmental and social assessment and planning studies for UAHEP, IKHPP, access roads and transmission line.

Task 2: Environmental Assessment and Planning

  1. Baseline Survey
  2. Environmental and social input into analysis of project alternatives
  3. Impact analysis
  4. Cumulative Impact Assessment
  5. Environmental and social management plan(s) (ESMPs)
  6. Assembly of draft EIA(s), ESIA, CIA and Executive Summary, including local language summary materials for public consultation
  7. Disclosure and consultations on draft studies
  8. Finalization of studies

Task 3: Social Planning

  1. Social assessment.
  2. Socioeconomic baseline.
  3. Stakeholder Analysis.
  4. Resettlement Action Plan (RAP)
  5. Vulnerable and Indigenous Peoples Development Plan.
  6. Downstream Impacts Management Plan
  7. Gender Assessment and Action Plan
  8. Benefit-sharing Action Plan.
  9. Public Health Assessment and Action Plan
  10. Public Participation and Consultation Plan (including Inter Agency Coordination).
  11. Communications Strategy and Action Plan
  12. Institutional Capacity Assessment and Strengthening
  13. GIS Analysis
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Energy & Power Environment & Resources Ongoing Projects

Consulting Services for Project Preparation and Technical Supervision Services for Electricity Transmission Project: Transmission and Substation Activities

Funding Agency: Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and Government of Nepal
Client:
Office of the Millennium Challenge Nepal
Date:
July 2018 – Oct 2019

The objective of Electricity Transmission Project (“ETP”) is to increase per capita electricity consumption by improving the availability and reliability of electricity supply in Nepal’s electricity grid and facilitating power trade. To achieve the ETP objectives, the Compact funding will support the following activities:

  1. Construct new 400kV Double Circuit Transmission Lines of 294 km from
  2. Construct new 400kV Substations at Ratmate (Naubise), New Damauli, and New Butwal
  3. Coordinate the work with the two new substations being built at Lapsiphedi and New Hetauda (separate contract).
  4. Coordinate the interconnection of the 400kV line to India with the Indian Utility that is constructing the remainder of the line from Gorakhpur, India

The assignment includes technical studies, environmental and social impact assessment and mitigation, resettlement action plan development and implementation, and engineering and technical supervision of the ETP. The key deliverables in this assignment will include:

  1. Finalize the ROW for each of the line segments;
  2. Develop a base PLS-CADD line route for each of the line segments above with preliminary tower locations, environmental constraints, and existing access roads1;
  3. Assess the environmental and social impacts of clearing the ROW and constructing the transmission lines and substations for each of segments;
  4. Plan and conduct integrated stakeholder engagement and ensure gender and social inclusion;
  5. Prepare the Environmental and Social Impact Analysis (ESIA), Environmental Impact Analysis (EIA), and Forest Clearance Permit Applications for each of the above segments;
  6. Develop a Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) to identify Project Affected Parties (PAPs) eligible for resettlement; and plan the land acquisition, compensation, and livelihood restoration process;
  7. Support OMCN to obtain all required consents and permits;
  8. Select the transmission family of towers required and approximate quantities;
  9. Develop a preliminary geotechnical investigation and provide preliminary foundation drawings for each structure for various geotechnical conditions;
  10. Develop transmission line specifications for:Right of Way Clearing, Overhead Ground Wire Fiber and OPGW, Access Roads, Vibration Dampers, Foundations, Transmission Line Towers,
  11. Provide a preliminary transmission line Bill of Quantities (BoQ);
  12. Provide a PSS/E study of the system and associated interconnection with the Indian Grid;
  13. Evaluate the needs for a Phase Shifting Transformer or HVDC tie and provide recommendations;
  14. Prepare models suitable for insulation coordination analysis (lightning, transient overvoltage, and contamination), corona and field effects, short circuit studies, arc flash studies, and protective relaying studies in accordance with NEA and interconnecting system standards and software preference;
  15. Provide a protection coordination study for the three proposed substations with input from the two new substations built by others at Lapsiphedi and New Hetauda, and the new substation at Gorakhpur, India;
  16. Provide a site layout of the three substations;
  17. Provide 1-Line and 3-Line drawings;

Description of actual services provided by your staff within the assignment:

TMS will assist in preparing the following preliminary deliverables:

  1. Prepare Inception Report, Scoping Report, EIA Terms of Reference, EIA Baseline Field Study Work Plan;
  2. Collect Data and conduct household survey (Estimated 900 Household Survey);
  3. Prepare ESIA and EIA including baseline and impact sections for water resources (including hydrogeology, hydrology, and water quality), socioeconomics, employment and livelihoods, gender, indigenous peoples, land acquisition, physical resettlement, and economic displacement, community health and safety, community facilities, labor, cultural heritage and ecosystem services;
  4. Plan and Conduct Ongoing Integrated Stakeholder Engagement and Ensure Gender and Social Inclusion;
  5. Prepare a proposed plan for the benefit sharing sub-activity, BIKAS;
  6. Develop a Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) to identify project affected parties eligible for resettlement and plan the land acquisition, right of way compensation and livelihood restoration process;
  7. Provide technical documents for bid packages that encompass all aspects of environmental and social impact management and mitigation measures;
  8. GIS Analysis
  9. Establishing and operating Project Information Centre (PIC) in 9 districts of project area in order to provide project information to local people, government and stakeholders.

 

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Irrigation Ongoing Projects

Detailed Household Survey of Rani Jamara Kulariya Irrigation Project (Contract No.: MRJKIP/S/QCBS/01-074/75)

Funding Agency: Government Of Nepal
Client:
Rani Jamara Kulariya Irrigation Project, Department of Irrigation
Date:
June 2018- Sep 2018

The main objective of the assignment is to undertake census survey for 36,000 households of 14,300 Ha command area of Rani Jamara Kulariya Irrigation Project including Lamki Branch to prepare a reliable and accurate data base for phase II.

The scope of the work area are as follows:

  1. Social and natural mapping of the project area.
  2. Socio-demographic data of the households; population land ownership, landholding, and livelihood, in the command area.
  3. Agricultural practices, investment and the agricultural production and production value in the command area.
  4. Project impact on Public and private Property, livelihood, local people, and cultural and archaeological sites.
  5. Canal operation and maintenance modality and contribution of WUA and general beneficiaries.
  6. Level of irrigation service received by the general farmers from the service provides and their perception toward the functions of water user’s association

Actual services provided by the firm within the assignment:

TMS as a consultant carried out this assignment adopting methodological approaches. For this purpose, census survey of the households of the command areas is carried out. The data and information are gathered from the primary sources. The primary data are collected by a team of experts and locally hired enumerators through a well-structured set of questionnaire.

The actual services provided by the consultant are:

1. Literature Review:

  1. Review available and appropriate project documents including household survey report prepared during phase I and phase II.

2. Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA):

  1. Carry out detailed social mapping of the command areas to understand the local conditions PRA methods and GIS mapping.
  2. Conduct different types of thematic mapping during the study period especially settlement pattern (cultural, religious and public properties, land use practices, seasonal calendar, agricultural calendar, social mobility mapping).

3. Census Survey:

  1. Detailed study of household in four branches areas namely Rani, Kulariya and Lamki under the RJKIP are undertaken.
  2. Detailed study of demographic characteristics of the affected households, legal stats on land (landowner, holder of land rights, tenant, and illegal squatter), landholding size, and ownership on physical structure and its types, livestock, livelihood pattern, income and expenditure of households, possibility of physical displacement and economic losses.

4. Focused Group Discussion and Stakeholder Consultation:

  1. Organized a Focused Group Discussion (FGD) and consultation meetings with stakeholders as required; Water User Association (WUA), Badghar, women groups, Farmers Groups (FGs), Key social group and stakeholders.

5. Data Analysis and Report Preparation:

  1. Analyzed gathered information and data using appropriate quantitative as well as qualitative tools in order to make household report more scientific and presentable.

 

 

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Energy & Power Environment & Resources Ongoing Projects

South Asia Sub-regional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) Power System Expansion Project – Safeguard Implementation and Monitoring Works (Contract No: ESSD-02-2073/074)

Funding Agency: : Asian Development Bank (ADB) with co-financing from Norway and loan from European Investment Bank
Client:Environment and Social Studies Department, Nepal Electricity Authority, Nepal
Date: Dec 2017 – Jun 2025

The Project involves safeguard implementation and Monitoring of following project components:

Phase-I Projects:

  1. Kali Gandaki Corridor (Dana-Kusma) 220 kV transmission lines and associated substations – The transmission line route starts from the proposed Dana substation and terminates it to the proposed Kusma substation is about 40 km in length.
  2. Marsyangdi-Kathmandu 220 kV transmission line and associated substations – The Baadbhanjyang to Matatirtha stretch will be transmitted as four circuit transmission line a part of which will be underground cabling. The proposed transmission line with the length of 81.54 km will be double circuit comprising of duplex overhead conductor.

Phase-II Projects:

  1. Kali Gandaki Corridor (Kusma-new butwal 220 kV, and New butwal-Bardaghat 400 kV transmission Lines and associated substations) –Total length of the proposed Kali Gandaki Corridor (Kushma-New Butwal) 220 kV TL is 87.574 km. The proposed TL will be double circuit. The vertical double circuit configuration tower will have an average height of 42 m.
  2. Marsyangdi Corridor (Manang-Khudi-Udipur 220 kV and Udipur-Markichowk-Bharatpur 220 kV transmission lines and associated substations) – The proposed project is located in Gandaki zone of the Western part of Nepal. It has two sections namely; Khudi-Manang and Khudi-Udipur. The TL alignment lies in Manang and Lamjung districts.
  3. Grid substations reinforcement project
  4. Distribution lines and substations construction and up grading works

 

Actual services provided by the firm within the assignment:

The major scope of work of the consultant shall be updating of environmental and social safeguard documents prepared for the Transmission Line (TL) projects, implement environmental and social measures proposed in approved document including the safeguard activities to be implemented in Transmission Line (TL) for which study is ongoing, compliance and impact monitoring, propose additional measures if required, assist project for grievances handling, implementation of resettlement plan and other safeguard issues, consolidate field data and prepare periodic environmental and social safeguard reports. The detail of scope of work to be carried out by the consultant is given below:

  1. Set up and operationalize Safeguards Desk
  2. Review and update the environmental and social safeguard documents
  3. Prepare Plan for Implementation of the activities mentioned in Initial Environmental Examination (IEE)/ Environmental Management Plan (EMP) and Resettlement Plan (RP) documents prepared and to be prepared for the above mentioned Transmission Line projects (TLPs)
  4. Implementation of Environmental and Social Mitigation Measures – Training for Cultivation of NTFP under the RoW,  Awareness Program on Forest and Wildlife Conservation,  Capacity Building Training, Agricultural Productivity Intensification Program, Occupational Safety Training, Skill Development Training, Livestock Training, Mushroom Farming Training, Vegetable and Citrus Species Farming Training, Micro Enterprises Creation Training
  5. Environmental and Social Safeguards Field Monitoring
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Completed Projects Irrigation

Preparation of landslide inventory Map of Gorkha, Dhading, Nuwakot and Rasuwa districts

Funding Agency: Government of Nepal
Client:Department of Water Induced Disaster Management, Pulchowk, Lalitpur
Date: April 2017 – February 2018

DWIDM intends to prepare landslide inventory of Gorkha Earthquake affected districts. Further, DWIDM is going to undertake detail studies on landslides and to provide recommendations to the various concerned agencies. This mapping is expected to help for basic planning and programming the rehabilitation and mitigation works of the landslide affected areas.

The main objective of landslide inventory is to cover the entire area affected by an earthquake induced landslides, to locate accurately, and to map them depicting their true shapes.

The specific objectives of this study is to:

  • To locate landslides in Preparation of landslides inventory of Dolakha, Ramechhap, Sindhuli, Okhaldhunga districts.
  • To clarify the feature of all the landslides which occurred in the natural slope, and the collapse mechanism.
  • Identify and map the settlements and infrastructure which are likely to be affected by the landslides.
  • To map and prepare database of the landslide in GIS
  • Provide the whole study report and data in electronic copy in CD-ROM.
  • Provide executive summary, conclusion and recommendation.

Description of actual services provided by your staff within the assignment:

The scopes of the consulting services will include, but not limited to following:

  • Carried out study, collect data and locate landslide
  • Analyzed satellite imageries and extract relevant data and conduct field work using GPS to gather detail information of landslide.
  • Clarified the feature of the landslides which occurred in natural slope, and the collapse mechanism
  • Identified and mapped the settlements and infrastructure which are likely to be affected by the landslides.
  • Analyze and prepare landslide inventory and hazard map.

 

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Completed Projects Irrigation

Preparation of landslide inventory Map of Dolakha, Ramechhap, Sindhuli, Okhaldhunga districts of Nepal

Funding Agency: Government of Nepal
Client:Department of Water Induced Disaster Management, Pulchowk, Lalitpur
Date: April 2017 – February 2018

DWIDM intends to prepare landslide inventory of Gorkha Earthquake affected districts. Further, DWIDM is going to undertake detail studies on landslides and to provide recommendations to the various concerned agencies. This mapping is expected to help for basic planning and programming the rehabilitation and mitigation works of the landslide affected areas.

The main objective of landslide inventory is to cover the entire area affected by an earthquake induced landslides, to locate accurately, and to map them depicting their true shapes.

The specific objectives of this study is to:

  • To locate landslides in Preparation of landslides inventory of Dolakha, Ramechhap, Sindhuli, Okhaldhunga districts.
  • To clarify the feature of all the landslides which occurred in the natural slope, and the collapse mechanism.
  • Identify and map the settlements and infrastructure which are likely to be affected by the landslides.
  • To map and prepare database of the landslide in GIS
  • Provide the whole study report and data in electronic copy in CD-ROM.
  • Provide executive summary, conclusion and recommendation

Description of actual services provided by your staff within the assignment:

The scopes of the consulting services will include, but not limited to following:

  • Carried out study, collect data and locate landslide
  • Analyzed satellite imageries and extract relevant data and the conduct field work using GPS to gather detail information of landslide.
  • Clarified the feature of the landslides which occurred in natural slope, and the collapse mechanism.
  • Identified and mapped the settlements and infrastructure which are likely to be affected by the landslides.
  • Analyze and prepare landslide inventory and hazard map.

 

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Completed Projects Irrigation

Preparation of landslide inventory Map of Bhojpur, Sankhuwasabha, Khotang and Solukumbu districts of Eastern Development Region, Nepal

Funding Agency: Government of Nepal
Client:Department of Water Induced Disaster Management, Pulchowk, Lalitpur
Date: April 2017 – February 2018

DWIDM is going to undertake detail studies on landslides and to provide recommendations to the various concerned agencies. DWIDM intends to prepare landslide inventory of Bhojpur, Sankhuwasabha, Khotang and Solukhumbu districts of Eastern Development Region of the country. This mapping is expected to help for basic planning and programming the rehabilitation and mitigation works of the landslide affected areas.

  • To locate landslides in Preparation of landslide inventory of Bhojpur, Sankhuwasabha, Khotang and Solukhumbu districts.
  • Preparation of landslide inventory of Bhojpur, Sankhuwasabha, Khotang and Solukhumbu districts of Eastern Development Region
  • To clarify the feature of all the landslides which occurred in the natural slope, and the collapse mechanism.
  • Identify and map the settlements and infrastructure which are likely to be affected by the landslides.
  • To map and prepare database of the landslide in GIS.
  • Provide the whole study report and data in electronic copy.
  • Provide executive summary, conclusion and recommendation.

Actual services provided by the firm within the assignment:

The scopes of the consulting services will include, but not limited to following:

  • Carried out study, collect data and locate landslide
  • Analyzed satellite imageries and extract relevant data and conduct field work using GPS to gather detail information of landslide.
  • Clarified the feature of the landslides which occurred in natural slope, and the collapse mechanism.
  • Identified and mapped the settlements and infrastructure which are likely to be affected by the landslides.
  • Analyze and prepare landslide inventory and hazard map.
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Completed Projects Transportation & Civil Aviation

DES, Design and Report Preparation of Roads of (i) Manakamana Phikhuri Satdobato Kaule Bhalche Saalma Road, Nuwakot (33.14 Km), (ii) Tansen Ringroad – Barangdi – Khanigaun – Dailatum, Syangja, Palpa (13.21 Km), (iii) Nagtar – Heltar Sadak, Lalitpur (30.59 Km), (iv) Dumja Marinkhola Kapikot Lalbandi Sadak, Sinduli, Sarlahi (58.11 Km)

Funding Agency: Government of Nepal
Client: Department of Roads, Nepal
Date: Sep 2016  – April 2017

The objective of the consultancy work is:

  1. To carry out Detailed Engineering Survey, Design and Report preparation of Roads of (i) Manakamana Phikhuri satdobato Kaule Bhalche Saalma Road, Nuwakot (33.14 Km), (ii) Tansen Ringroad – Barangdi – Khanigaun – Dailatum, Syangja, Palpa (13.21 Km), (iii) Nagtar – Heltar Sadak, Lalitpur (30.59 Km), (iv) Dumja marinkhola Kapikot Lalbandi Sadak, Sinduli, Sarlahi (58.11 Km).
  2. To perform alignment detailed survey and design.
  3. To perform socio-economic and traffic study.
  4. To suggest option of upgrading and design accordingly.
  5. To develop environmental mitigation plan to reduce environmental impacts due to the road activities.
  6. To prepare detailed project report of the stated road(s) based on some techno-economical approach.
  7. To develop project implementation plan.

Actual services provided by the firm within the assignment:

The scope of services will include, but not limited to, carrying out the following activities:

  1. Review existing reports standards and specification of the road sector related to assignment.
  2. Review and upgrade existing Report and detail design Reports previously carried out.
  3. Detailed engineering survey of the alignment and its corridor.
  4. Detail Engineering Design of alignment.
  5. Conduct hydrological studies for cross drainage works and purpose the suitable cross drainage structures.
  6. Carry out Traffic surveys and project the traffic volume for 20 years period.
  7. Choose economically feasible pavement type within the study corridor including design of the road detail with pavement types and DCP test.
  8. Identify sources of the construction materials of appropriate quality; determine the qualities of the materials permitted to be taken from different source.
  9. Conduct environmental and social study and prepare the respective report.
  10. Wherever required on technical ground, recommend for improvement on alignment.
  11. Prepare working drawing in Auto Card.
  12. Prepare cost estimate with the analysis of rates, contract packing and tender document preparation.
  13. Prepare Detail project report (DPR) for complete road stretches included in the package.
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Environment & Resources Ongoing Projects Transportation & Civil Aviation

DED, TDP, CS and CM of Access Road Construction for Upper Arun Hydroelectric Project Phase I – Detailed Engineering Design, Tender Document Preparation of Access Road of UAHEP and IKHPP

Funding Agency: Government of Nepal
Client:Upper Arun Hydroelectric Project, Engineering Services Directorate, NEA, Tripureshwor, Kathmandu
Date: February 2018 – May 2023

The main features of the project are:

  1. 24 KM long access road that starts from Gola (proposed powerhouse site of UAHEP, near Barun Bazar)to Chepuwa (proposed dam site of UAHEP)including about 7 km long road tunnel,
  2. 4 KM long access road to IKHPP joining the nearest point of Koshi Highway which is under construction by GoN to the proposed road bridge over Arun River
  3. Two bridges over Arun River (one at Gola for UAHEP and another at Uwa Gaun for IKHPP) from the nearest point of Koshi Highway which is under construction by GoN and other civil works.

The Objective of the consulting services is to assist Nepal Electricity Authority to implement the project as follows:

  • To carry out Detailed Engineering Design of the project access road, road tunnel, permanent road bridges and other related works, prepare detail cost estimate, prepare tender documents and drawings, and assist Employer in the bidding process. The access road, bridges and the road tunnel should meet the requirements for the construction of 335 MW to 700 MW hydroelectric projects. The geometry of the road, size / geometry of tunnel and bridges capacity shall meet these requirements.
  • Ensure high standards of quality assurance in the execution of works and completion of works within stipulated time limit.
  • Comprehensive supervision of project construction activities carried out by the Contractor(s) to ensure complete compliance with the drawings, technical specifications and various stipulations contained in the Contract Documents.
  • Efficient construction supervision by personnel who are experienced in modern methods of contract management.

 

Actual services provided by the firm within the assignment:

The scopes of the consulting services will include, but not limited to following:

The scope of work of consulting services will include, but not limited to following:

A. Phase I – Detailed Engineering Design Phase

The Consultant shall perform, but not limited to the services as stated below:

  1. Walkover Survey
  2. Detailed Survey and Investigations of Roads
  3. Detailed Survey and Investigation Works for Permanent Road Bridges
  4. Detailed Survey and Investigation Works for Road Tunnel
  5. Detailed Engineering Design
  6. Construction Planning
  7. Cost Estimation & Lot Splitting
  8. Final Detailed Engineering Design Report
  9. Preparation of Tender Documents, Tender Drawings & Lot Splitting
  10. Transition Phase (Interface Period) – Assist NEA for technical evaluation of bids and contract negotiationPhase II – Construction Supervision Phase

The scope of consulting services for the Construction Supervision and Contract Management (Phase II) for the construction of the access road to UAHEP and portion of access road of IKHPP joining the Koshi Highway and Proposed Road Bridge over Arun River to be provided by the consultant shall comprise but not limited of following tasks:

  1. Construction Supervision & Contract Management

Completion of the Construction Works / Defects Liability Period (DLP)

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Energy & Power Energy & Power Environment & Resources Ongoing Projects

Consulting Services for Preparation of Distribution System/ Rural Electrification Master Plan Grant No. 0397-NEP (EF) Contract No. DSMP/REMP-074/75

Funding Agency: Asian Development Bank
Client: Nepal Electricity Authority, Nepal
Date: October 2017 – October 2019

The Government of Nepal has a policy of providing all district headquarters with grid electricity as soon as practicable and of providing electricity to all the households by 2027. A clear policy on priorities and an execution plan for rural electrification is required.

The overall objective of the assignment is to identify the least cost and economically viable means to reinforce, upgrade and expand Nepal’s distribution system including on- and off-grid to achieve universal access to electricity by 2027. The master plan will include policy recommendations a comprehensive electrification and distribution augmentation program and detailed case studies.

Then consultant shall provide the services covering review of existing legislation, regulation and policy relating to distribution system expansion and rural electrification and recommendations for enhancement and streamlining, development of planning process and prioritization criteria, data collection and preparation of demand forecasts, desktop identification and evaluation of areas for grid extension and areas for off-grid electrification, execution of sample physical and socio-economic surveys in selected un-electrified areas and preparation of standardized and sample designs, economic and financial analysis, identification of social and environmental safeguarding requirements, design of business models and promotion policy and consolidation of the master plan.

Actual services provided by the firm within the assignment:

The scopes of the consulting services will include, but not limited to following:

  1. Review of Existing Legislation, Regulation and Policy
  2. Develop Planning Process and Prioritization Criteria
  3. Data Collection and Preparation of Demand Forecasts
  4. Desktop Identification and Evaluation of Area For Grid Extension And Areas For Off-Grid Electrification
  5. Execution of Sample Physical and Socio-economic Surveys in Selected Un-Electrified Areas
  6. Economic and Financial Analysis
  7. Identification Of Social And Environmental Safeguarding Requirements
  8. Design Of Business Models And Promotion Policy
  9. Consolidation of the Master Plan
  10. Coordination with Generation and transmission Master Plan
  11. Capacity Building