Lapsiphedi & Changunarayan Substation Construction Project

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Report of:           1st Quarter 2018

A)     Project Detail/Scope:

(i) Construction of 220/132/11 kV, 160 MVA GIS Substation at Lapsiphedi, Kathmandu.

                               (ii) Construction of 132/11 kV, 45 MVA GIS Substation at Changunarayan, Bhaktapur. 

B)     Project Objectives and Goals:

The main objective of the Project is to increase transmission capacity of Kathmandu Valley and to enhance the efficiency of existing transmission system by constructing 220 kV Substaion at Lapsiphedi and 132 kV substation at Changunarayan for Tamakoshi-Kathmandu 400 kV Transmission Line, which is under construction. The line will evacuate the power generated from Upper Tamakoshi Hydroelectric Project to Kathmandu Valley and hence strengthen INPS.

C)        Contract Packages: 1

Package 1:

Contract Details

“Design, Supply, Installation and Commissioning of Gas insulated 220 kV Lapsiphedi Substation and 132 kV Changunarayan Substation”



The scope includes design, engineering, manufacture, fabrication, testing at manufacturers works, delivery, unloading at site, storage, erection, testing and commissioning at site of the complete 220 kV & 132kV switchyard including indoor SF6 gas insulated metal enclosed switchgear (GIS), 220 kV, 132kV, 11 kV Indoor/outdoor equipment, 220/132 kV, 53.33 MVA Single Phase Auto transformer, 132/11kV 45 & 132/11 kV, 5MVA 3-phase Transformer, associated civil works, internal roads, drains, necessary switchyard buildings etc., 220kV GIS ducts for making connections with outdoor Auto Transformers, and 220kV overhead lines, 132kV GIS ducts for making connections with outdoor Auto Transformers and 132kV overhead lines, Control & protection, Digital protection Coupler, FO based communication system and, other electrical and mechanical auxiliary systems and construction of residential buildings (staff quarters) on turnkey basis.


IFB Publication Date:  May 26, 2017

Contract Agreement Date: December 14, 2018

Contract Completion Date: November 05, 2019

Cost of Contract: US$ 12,412,091.21 and NRs. 431,386,684.16

Major Activities: Contract Agreement

D)    Progress:

  1. Physical: Not yet
  2. Financial: Not yet

E)    Disbursement Target of the Year: 6.93 million USD

F)    Disbursement Amount of the Year:  Not yet

G)   Hindrance of the Projects: No hindrance till date.

H)   Efforts to mitigate Hinderance:

I)     Budget for F/Y 2017/18

       Nepal government:  NRs. 328,800,000.00

       ADB: US$ 3,000,000.00

J)   Target of Expenses for F/Y 2017/18: US$ 3,000,000.00 and NRs. 328,800,000.00

K)   Social and Environmental Activities including GESI and their impacts to society:

        IEE was already carried out by ESSD, NEA.

L)    Land and Building Details:

i)                    96,000.00 Sq. m (190 Ropani) land at Lapsiphedi:

·         Compensation rate was decided by the Committee chaired by Chief District Officer (CDO) of Kathmandu District,

·         Collecting proofs from the landowners for the compensation is on progress,

·         No civil structures has been constructed yet

ii)                   42,000.00 Sq. m (83 Ropani) land at Changunarayan:

·         Land acquisition was done by Tamakoshi-Kathmandu 400 kV Transmission Line Project, NEA

·         the compensation was already distributed to the landowners,

No civil structures has been constructed yet




Matatirtha, Kathmandu Nepal
Tel: +977-1-4785216
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