The project is a run-of-river development on the river Sainj, a tributary of river Beas in the Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh. Under the terms of the contract HCC will be responsible for planning, design & engineering and execution of civil and infrastructure works; and the manufacturing, fabrication, assembling, testing, inspection, transportation, erection,

supervision and commissioning of the plant’s hydromechanical equipment. The Sainj project is due to be completed and commissioned within two years.

HCC has successfully constructed over 25% of India’s hydroelectric power generation capacity, including several projects in the challenging Himalayan region. The company constructed the headrace tunnel and surge shaft for India’s largest commissioned power generation project, the 1500MW Nathpa Jhakri hydroelectric project (1500MW), as well as the underground powerhouse and tunnel for the Chamera hydroelectric project, Stage I.

HCC is currently executing 13 new hydroelectric power projects, including four in Jammu & Kashmir, two in Himachal Pradesh, two in Bhutan and one in Uttarakhand, Sikkim, West Bengal, Arunachal Pradesh and Maharashtra.