Web Exclusive | February 2013
Om Metals completes NHPC's Chamera III hydro project
In Himachal Pradesh, installation and commissioning of 3 radial gates at Chamera III hydro-electric project has been completed successfully by OM Metals Infraprojects. The value of the hydro-mechanical works is Rs 67 crore. Chamera III is one of the largest hydro-electric plants in the world with a capacity to generate 231 mw of power. Chamera III, an NHPC project in Himachal was commissioned in July 2012.
The scope of work included design, fabrication, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of first kind of its radial gates. Each radial gate at Chamera III consists of 4 trunions as against the standard requirement of 2 trunions.
These are larger than the standard gates measuring 12.5 m x 16.5 m as against 7 m x 10 m. The radial gates' installation was completed in 4 months.