"Consortium not cooperating in work at Tehri Pumped Storage Plant": THDCIL
The Tehri Hydroelectric Development Corporations has complained against Alstom-Hindustan Construction Company Consortium for delaying the EPC work at the Tehri Pumped Storage plant. The progress of the work is not as per the contract and no effective measures are being taken as suggested by THDCIL.
“The THDCIL is regularly monitoring the progress of the PSP works with respect to the approved/ proposed schedule. Gap and deficiencies noticed by THDCIL are being brought to the notice of the Consortium for its corrections so that the delays already occurred may be mitigated and targets be achieved as per the approved/proposed schedule,” sources said.
The consortium is expected to take mitigation measures as per the contract but same is not being done. Consortium, instead of increasing the resources to overcome delays has started finding unjustified reasons, the THDCIL has alleged.
The THDCIL has provided its best support to consortium by, making payment of the extra lead/ payment on account of the disposal of muck for alternate site for dumping & procurement of material in absence of Asena quarry, providing its testing lab, storage etc., facilities for smooth execution of the work. THDCIL has also provided its best efforts to address the environmental, law and order, PR/IR with state government and project affected people. Inclusion of SMEC as an additional sub-contractor for PDE (primarily for L-2 design) work was also permitted by THDCIL for early finalization of design/drawings.
Considering all aspects of the bidding document, consortium has submitted the bid along with the methodology and description of the proposed work. It would not be justified if consortium ignores the technical offer submitted by themselves, mainly but not limited to volume, 06 and volume 07 of the contract.