Hydropower

We are involved in over three dozen hydropower projects totaling up to 5388 MW capacity at different stages of  development. We provide all the necessary technical support to the hydropower developers.

Completed Projects
  1. Preparation of Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP) for Tamakoshi V Hydroelectric Project (99.8 MW)
  2. Preparation of Supplemental Environmental and Social Documentation (SESD) for Tamakoshi V Hydroelectric Project (99.8 MW)
  3. Feasibility study of Upper Jeuligad Small Hydroelectric Project (4 MW)
  4. Detail Design and Preparation of Tender Documents of Karuwa Hydropower Project (36 MW)
  5. Detail Feasibility of Upper Seti Hydropower Project (20 MW)
  6. Detail Design and Preparation of Tender Documents of Upper Lapche HPP – 55 MW
  7. Detail Feasibility & IEE Study of Jawa Khola Hydropower Project (17 MW)
  8. Detail Design of Upper Trishuli-1 HEP (216 MW)
  9. Feasibility Study, Detail Design and Preparation of Tender Documents of Budhi Gandaki Hydropower Project
  10. Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) of Budhi Gandaki Hydroelectric Project (1200 MW)
  11. Detail Engineering Design and Tender Document Preparation of Rawa Khola HEP (6.5 MW)
  12. Detailed Design and Study of 220kV Transmission Line for Upper Trishuli –I Hydroelectric Project (216 MW)
  13. Detail Design of Access Road for 216 MW Upper Trishuli-I Hydroelectric Project
  14. EIA Study of Upper Trishuli-1 HEP (216 MW), Rasuwa
  15. Feasibility Study of Upper Trishuli-1 HEP (216 MW), Rasuwa
  16. Feasibility Study of Upper Marsyangdi-2 HEP, Manang (125 MW)
Ongoing Projects
  1. Upper Trishuli 1 Hydroelectric Power Plant – Owner’s Engineer; Consultancy and Supervision Services (216 MW)
  2. E&S Baseline Data Collection, Downstream Impact Assessment and E-flow Assessment Study, Rapid Cumulative Impact Assessment (CIA) for Upper Karnali Hydropower Project (HPP), Nepal
  3. Contract Management and Related Works for Construction of Sunkoshi Marin Diversion Multipurpose Project (DWRI/SMDMP/CS-01/2076-77)
  4. Feasibility and Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) study of Kaligandaki Storage Hydropower Project (844 MW)
  5. Detailed Engineering
    Design and Preparation of Tender Documents of Simbuwa Khola Hydroelectric Project, Taplejung District, Nepal (70.3 MW)
  6. Feasibility and EIA Study of Upper Chameliya Hydropower Project (60 MW), Darchula District
  7. Detail Feasibility Study of Chujung Khola Hydropower Project (48 MW)
  8. Detail Feasibility of Budhi Gandaki Nadi HEP (91.17MW)
  9. Detail Design of Kabeli -3 HEP (21.93MW)
  10. Detail Design of Upper Seti Hydropower Project (20 MW)

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Name of the Assignment

Location

Year

Client

Scope of Work

Funding Agency

1

Upper Trishuli 1 Hydroelectric Power Plant – Owner’s Engineer; Consultancy and Supervision Services (216 MW)

Rasuwa

November 2021 – ongoing

Nepal Water and Energy Development Company Pvt. Ltd

Familiarization with EPC contractor’s design documentation and EPC contract. Propose potential design improvement. Conduct site visit, and design meetings. Perform site supervision of construction works and factory acceptance tests, quality control of construction materials. Inspect equipment and factory testing. Assist in the testing and commissioning works, provide reporting and documentation. Review and approval of the EPC construction design, Review and monitoring of program on submission of drawings by EPC contractor. Review and approval of the final design criteria and design parameters prepared by the EPC contractor. Review and approval of stability and structural analysis – weir and concrete structures including all underground structures. Review and approval of contractor’s design documents for hydro-mechanical, mechanical and electrical equipment.

International Finance Corporation (IFC) along with other eight international financing institutions namely ADB, AIIB, K-EXIM, KDB, CDC, FMO, PROPARCO and OFID

2

Preparation of Supplemental Environmental and Social Documentation (SESD) for Tamakoshi V Hydroelectric Project (99.8 MW)

Dolakha District

February 2020 – July 2021

Tamakoshi Jalvidyut Company Limited (TKJVC)

Jade Consult provided the following services:

1.       Conducted physical environment surveys including air, water, noise sampling, hydro census and visual surveys and traffic surveys

2.       Conducted socio-economic surveys and consultations with local communities and stakeholders including census of affected households, inventory of affected assets, ecosystem services survey, river-dependent business, livelihood survey

3.       Assessed impacts on Drinking/Irrigation Water, Social Impacts of Labor Influx, Downstream Impacts on Livelihoods and develop Local Employment Strategy, Pollution Control Strategy, Public Health and Safety Strategy, Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) including Gender Action Plan (GAP)

4.       Development of Stakeholder Engagement Plan including identification of vulnerable groups and communities, and Indigenous People.

5.       Restructure Environmental Management Action Plan (EMAP) and develop a monitoring plan

6.       Assist in the preparation of Environmental Flow (EFlow) Assessment report

7.       Assist in conducting Cumulative Impact Assessments

8.       Assist in the preparation of Land Acquisition and Livelihood Restoration Plan (LALRP)

9.       Assist in the preparation of Climate Change Assessment report

Assist in the development of E&S specifications to be implemented by the Developer and the EPC contractor

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)

3

Preparation of Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP) for Tamakoshi V Hydroelectric Project (99.8 MW)

Dolakha District

February 2020- July 2021

Tamakoshi Jalvidyut Company Limited (TKJVC)

Jade Consult provided the following services:

1.Provide support to reconnaissance visit

2.Assist in Inception report preparation

3.Review project EIA

4.Conduct terrestrial and aquatic ecology surveys and upgrade terrestrial and aquatic ecology baseline

5.Assist in conducting Critical Habitat Assessments

6.Assist in the development of consultation and partnership building strategy of Gaurishankar Conservation Area (GCA)

7.Assist in the development of reforestation strategy, aquatic biodiversity strategy and Biodiversity Action Plan

8.Organize residential workshop for sharing the findings with the stakeholders

9.Arrange and facilitate meetings and consultations with stakeholders, local government and community

10.Assist in the finalization of monthly progress reports, draft reports and final report.

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)

4

Feasibility and EIA Study of Upper Chameliya HPP (60 MW)

Darchula District, Province no. 7

December 2019-Ongoing

Ministry of Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation, Department of Electricity Development (DoED)

Jade Consult is providing services such as topographic survey and mapping, Hydrological, Metrological and sediment studies, Geological, Geophysical, Geotechnical Study and Mapping, Seismic study, Construction material survey and testing, mock disposal survey, Power evacuation survey, Construction power survey, Communication survey, Flood Assessment, Hydrological analysis, Hydraulic modelling, Access and Project road survey, Transmission line study, Camp and office survey, Land Inventory and Property Acquisition Survey, Preparation of Scoping documents and TOR, EIA study, Preparation of Design Memorandum, Selection of Project configuration and Optimization study, Construction planning and scheduling, quantity and cost estimation and Project Evaluation, preparation of Feasibility Study Report and EIA Report.

GoN

5

Feasibility and Environmental Impact Assessment Study of Kaligandaki Storage Hydropower Project (844 MW)

Gulmi , Parbat, Baglung Districts

March 2020-Ongoing

Department of Electricity Development (DoED)

Jade Consult is working in this project with SMEC International Pty. Ltd., Australia and assisting in; i) Conduct desk study and field reconnaissance survey, analyze the available data and identify data gap of previous study & recommend the further additional study needed with justification. ii) Prepare preliminary project layout and configuration (at least three options), examine alternative configuration(s) of project component in inception survey for further field survey and investigation. iii) Topographical survey including Longitudinal sections (L-section) and Cross sections (X-section).iii) Hydrological studies, sediment study and hydro-meteorological study. Geological survey, bathymetric survey, engineering geological mapping, geophysical and geotechnical investigations including drilling, seismicity/seismic study. iv) Construction materials survey and testing. v) Alignment survey of the 220kV / 400kV transmission line.vi) Feasibility survey of access and project road. Prepare feasibility study report with full documentation on the actual design including all design principle criteria, parameters and standards to which the project has been designed; all major calculations and analysis including all the drawings will be handover to DoED in the form of hard and soft copies along with working format. Flood Assessment, Hydrological analysis, Hydraulic modelling works were also done

GoN

6

Simbuwa Khola Hydropower Project (70.3 MW)

Taplejung District

November, 2019- Ongoing

Remit Hydro Limited (RHL)

Jade Consult is working in this project in JV with SMEC International Pvt. Ltd., Australia and providing assistance in:

•Review of the existing feasibility study

•Hydrologial and sedimentological study

•Geological, Geotechnical and Geophysical studies

•Surveying and Mapping

•Updated feasibility study

•Power evacuation study

•Desk Study, Reconnaissance Survey, Detailed Survey tower spotting, profiling, tower optimization and preparation of Bill of quantities and Cost estimation.

•Optimization and layout finalization

•Flood Assessment, Hydrological analysis, Hydraulic modelling,

•Detail engineering design of hydropower components including the 132kV transmission line and associated substations.

•Detail design of access roads

•Preparation of Complete tender documents.

Simbuwa Remit Hydro Limited

7

Feasibility Study of Dams in Dang Valley

Dang District,Nepal

October 2017-July 2019

Mega Dang Valley Irrigation Project

•Carried out detailed hydrological study of the five rivers; catchment characteristics, drainage system, water-uses, and water availabilty.

•Conducted geological and geo-technical investigation of the area. This included geo-technical investigations at the dam sites of the proposed diversion projects (220 m of boring).

•Assessed the availabilty of potential construction materials and seismicity of the area.

•Prepared socio-economic profile of the area to ensure social safeguard, environmental study and prepared agricultural development plan.

•Proposed diversion plan for the irrgation development that included 5 dams of differing heights from 15 m to 125 m.

•Conducted detailed design of 5 dams: 3 of moderate heights as Earthen dams and 2 as Clay Core Rockfill Dam.

1. Dam at Vutiya Tal-15 m (Earthen Dam)

2. Dam at Ranighat Khola-43 m (Earthen Dam) 

3. Dam At Balim Khola-70 m (Clay Core Rockfill Dam) 

4. Dam at Vitri Khola-29 m (Earthen Dam) 

5. Dam at Gwar Khola-125 m (Clay Core Rockfill Dam)

•Conducted Initial Environmental Examination (IEE).

•Conducted detailed cost estimate.

•Prepared design drawings, and conducted economic and financial analysis.

 

8

Detailed Design of Upper Trisuli – 1 HEP (216 MW)

Rasuwa District

July 2015-March 2017

Nepal Water and Energy Development Company Pvt. Ltd.

Jade Consult provided the following services:

1. Technical Appraisal (review of work done, site review).

2. Hydrological and sediment studies: Review the results of hydrological study and sediment study of the Project site to access its adequacy and reliability. Flood Assessment, Hydrological analysis, Hydraulic modelling works

3. Plant Design: Review technical design criteria, standards applied and their appropriateness, design drawings and technical specifications.

4. Detailed Design: Involved in the Detailed Design review and support in finalization of detail design, drawings and cost estimates.

5. Technology: Review and discuss the commercial operating history of each major component and the reliability of major equipment such as turbines and transmission equipment.

6. Review of EPC Contract.

The detail design was submitted to and approved by DoED.

International Finance Corporation (IFC)

9

Feasibility Study and IEE of Jawa Khola HPP  (15.25 MW)

Jumla District

July 2016-April 2019

Department of Electricity Development

Jade consult completed the feasibility and IEE study according to which it provided the following services.

1.Prepare Feasibility level design of the project along with reports and drawings

2.Carried out Geotechnical and Geophysical investigation, Construction material survey and testing (Core drilling of 140m and ERT 3990m)

3.Detail Design and survey of Project Access road of  about 14 km length from Jumla Khalanga bazar to proposed headworks site of the project

4.Selection of Electromechanical Equipment including its cost estimate

5.Carried out desk study and reconnaissance survey of 132 kV transmission line from Switchyard of Jawa Khola Hydropower Project to proposed Lamra substation of NEA

6. Power evacuation study of the project including layout of switchyard, preparation of Single Line Diagram of the powerhouse including the interconnection point for the project.

7. Prepare quantity and cost estimate and construction plan of Project including Transmission Line and switchyard.

8.Carried out IEE study of the project along with flood Assessment, Hydrological analysis, Hydraulic modelling

9.Preparation of Construction Planning and Scheduling, Financial and Economic analysis of the project

The report has been submitted and approved by DoED.

GoN

10

Feasibility Study of Upper Seti Hydropower Project, 20 MW

Kaski district

12th March,2017-April 2018

Upper Seti Hydro Pvt. Ltd.

Jade consult completed feasibility study according to which it provided service such as field investigation and data collection for engineering studies like geotechnical investigation, hydrological investigation, topographical survey, bathymetric survey, sediment analysis, project layout, project optimization study, power evacuation study, Flood Assessment, Hydrological analysis, Hydraulic modelling, construction material survey, rate analysis, access road study, economic and financial analysis of the Project etc. That is required to complete the feasibility study of the hydropower project according to guidelines of DoED.

Upper Seti Hydro Pvt. Ltd

11

Detail Engineering Design and Tender Document Preparation of Karuwa Seti Hydropower Project (32MW)

Kaski district

7th June, 2017 – July 2018

Jhyamolongma Hydropower Development Company (P) Ltd.

Jade consult completed the detailed engineering design and tender document preparation according to which it provided service such as collection of basic information/data through field surveys, investigations and laboratory tests, Flood Assessment, Hydrological analysis, Hydraulic modelling, review of basic design which includes alignment study, review the results of hydrological study and sediment study of the project site to access its adequacy and reliability, detail power evacuation study, recommendations for construction materials & disposal site.

Detailed engineering design including underground support design, design of access road and transmission line and tender drawings, construction planning and scheduling, detailed quantity estimate, cost estimate and  preparation of complete tender documents (civil works, hydro-mechanical works, electro-mechanical works and transmission line works) was provided.

Jhyamolongma Hydropower Development Company (P) Ltd.

12

Detailed Engineering Design, which also includes Access road and Transmission line survey and design along with Bid Document Preparation of Upper Lapche Khola Hydropower Project (52 MW)

Dolkha District

Sep 2016 – July 2017

Energy Venture Pvt. Ltd.

Detailed Engineering Design, which also includes Access road and Transmission line survey and design along with Bid Document Preparation, Flood Assessment, Hydrological analysis, Hydraulic modelling, of Upper Lapche Khola Hydropower Project (52MW).

Energy Venture Pvt. Ltd.

13

Feasibility Study and Detail Design of Budhi Gandaki Hydroelectric Project (1200 MW)

Dhading, Gorkha

Feb 2013 – Feb 2016

Budhi Gandaki Hydroelectric Project Development Committee

Jade Consult has provided following services:

Inception of Assignment; Field Investigation and Data Collection for Engineering Studies; Field Investigation and Data Collection; Hydraulic, Hydrological and Sedimentological Studies; Power Evacuation Study; Finalization of Design Concept and Engineering Studies; Assessment of Impact of Flow Regulation on Downstream Facilities; Economic and Financial Analysis of the Project; Detailed Design and Tender Drawings; Construction Planning and Scheduling; Detailed Quantity Estimate; Cost Estimate; Preparation of Complete Tender Documents

Field study includes topographical survey, bathymetric survey, survey control networking, transmission line survey as well as LIDAR survey (115km2), geo-technical investigations such as diamond core drilling (about 1800m), dilatometer tests, Plate Jacking Test (6 set of tests in 6 niches), various lab tests including investigation adit (900m), geophysical investigation (ERT 3100m and SRT 7100m),  construction material survey, hydrological, meteorological, Sedimentological Investigation & Hydraulic Model Studies. The complete 25 sets of Feasibility Study, Detail Design Study and Tender Documents has already been submitted to Budhi Gandaki Hydroelectric Development Committee (BGHPDC).

GoN

14

Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) of Budhi Gandaki Hydroelectric Project (1200 MW)

Dhading, Gorkha

Feb 2013 – June 2016

Budhi Gandaki Hydroelectric Project Development Committee

Jade Consult Provided Following Services:

Jade Consult completed ESIA study according to which it provided service such as preparation of scoping documents and Terms of reference, baseline study of existing environment, forecasting impact on the environment, identification of mitigation measures, preparation of environmental management action plan, public hearing with stakeholder, Preparation of Land Acquisition & Resettlement Action Plan (LARRAP), Preparation of Public Consultation Disclosure Plan (PCDP) and

Indigenous People/Vulnerable Community Development Plans (IPVCDP) as per the Environment Protection Act, 2053 and Environment Protection Rule, 2054 to the satisfaction of the line Ministry and Ministry of Environment. The final report after incorporating comments has already been submitted to to Budhi Gandaki Hydroelectric Development Committee (BGHPDC) and is in the process of approval.

GoN

15

Feasibility Study of Upper Trisuli – 1 HEP (216 MW)

Rasuwa District

Jan 2007 – Feb 2013

Nepal Water and Energy Development Company Pvt. Ltd.

Jade consult completed feasibility study according to which it provided service such as geotechnical investigation, hydrological investigation, topographical survey, bathymetric survey, sediment analysis, project layout, project optimization study, construction material survey, Flood Assessment, Hydrological analysis, Hydraulic modelling,, rate analysis, access road study etc. that is required to complete the feasibility study of the hydropower project according to guidelines of DoED. The report has been submitted to DoED.

Nepal Water and Energy Development Company Pvt. Ltd.

16

EIA study of Upper Trishuli-1 HEP (216 MW)

Rasuwa District

Feb 2008 – Feb 2013

Nepal Water and Energy Development Company Pvt. Ltd.

Jade Consult completed EIA study according to which it provided services such as preparation of scoping documents and Terms of reference, baseline study of existing environment, forecasting impact on the environment, identification of mitigation measures, preparation of environmental management action plan, public hearing with stakeholder as per the Environment Protection Act, 2053 and Environment Protection Rule, 2054 to the satisfaction of the line Ministry and Ministry of Environment. The report is already approved by Ministry and copy has been provided to DoED and MoEn.

Nepal Water and Energy Development Company Pvt. Ltd.

17

Owner’s Engineer Services for 216 MW Upper Trishuli – I Hydroelectric Project During Project Preparation and Design up to Financial Close Phase

Rasuwa District

July 2015 – Ongoing

Nepal Water  and Energy Development Company Pvt. Ltd.

The Services provided covers i) Preparation and Design upto Financial Close Phase, (ii) the Construction phase and (iii) the Operational Phase and will include but not limited to:

7. Technical Appraisal (review of work done to date, site review).

8. Hydrological and sediment studies: Review the results of hydrological study and sediment study of the Project site to access its adequacy and reliability.

9. Plant Design: Review technical design criteria, standards applied and their appropriateness, design drawings and technical specifications.

10. Technology: Review and discuss the commercial operating history of each major component and the reliability of major equipment such as turbines and transmission equipment.

11. Review of EPC Contract.

12. Recommendation Amount of Contingent Support.

13. Power Purchase Agreement.

14. Interconnection with NEA System.

15.Operation and Maintenance etc.

International Finance Corporation (IFC) along with other eight international financing institutions namely ADB, AIIB, K-EXIM, KDB, CDC, FMO, PROPARCO and OFID

18

Detail Design of Access Road for 216 MW Upper Trishuli-I Hydroelectric Project.

Rasuwa District

May 2013 – April 2014

Saman Engineering

Review of basic design which includes alignment study, standards & specifications, Conduct engineering design of the permanent road and other facilities, Carry out hydrological studies & cross drainage works, Preparation of engineering drawings and report including necessary calculation & specifications, Preparation of quantity estimation, Recommendations for construction materials & disposal site.

IFC

19

Feasibility Study of Upper Marsyangdi – 2 HEP (125MW)

Manang & Lamjung Districts

Jan 2006 – Jan 2008

Himtal Hydropower  Company P. Ltd

Jade consult provided service such as geotechnical investigation, hydrological investigation, topographical survey, bathymetric survey, sediment analysis, project layout, project optimization study, construction material survey, rate analysis, access road study etc. as required completing the feasibility study of the hydropower project according to guidelines of DoED. The report has been submitted to the DoED. The scoping document and TOR for EIA was also prepared in compliance with Environmental Protection Act 2053 and Environment Protection Regulation 2054.

Himtal Hydropower  Company P. Ltd

20

Detail Engineering Design and Tender Document Preparation of Rawa Khola Hydropower Project (6.5 MW)

Khotang District

April 2014 – Dec 2014

Dudhkoshi Power Company Pvt. Ltd.

Jade consult completed the detailed engineering design, Flood Assessment, Hydrological analysis, Hydraulic modelling, and tender document preparation of Rawa Khola Hydropower Project (6.5 MW).

Dudhkoshi Power Company Pvt. Ltd.

21

Survey and Detail Design of 26 Km Access Road for Lower Arun Hydroelectric Project (400 MW)

Sankhuwasabha District

2012 – Sep 2013

Braspower International Engineering, Brazil

•Hydrological studies and analysis of data

•Advisory services on power sales to PTC India

•Engineering support services

•Desk study and walkover survey of 162 km long 440kV transmission line from project switchyard to Dhalkebar

•Survey and design of 26 km long single lane access road at project site

•Topographical and cross section bathymetric surveys

Braspower International Engineering, Brazil