Rangjung HPP: Assistance in Rehabilitation through Procurement of Spare Parts
The Rangjung Hydro Power Plant (RHPP) is located in Eastern Bhutan, in the Trashigang Dzongkhag, about 16 km north of the main town. The hydropower scheme consists of one power station with two 1.1MW generator units. The plant was constructed with the assistance of the Austrian Development Cooperation and commissioned for operation in 1996. Since 2003, the Rangjung Hydro Power Plant has been facing several problems including the loss of SCADA system and intake communication, stator winding failure, damage of turbine controller card and failure of generator protection. Although some of these problems have been fixed by Bhutan Power Corporation Limited with the help of experts from the Region, the other remaining problems need to be fixed as well, in order for the plant to run on its full capacity. Therefore, the RGoB requested assistance from the Austrian side for procurement of certain spares, which are not available in the Region and for Austrian Technical Assistance for replacement of these parts and to provide on the job training to the operation and maintenance staff of Rangjung Hydropower Plant. All other necessary works, as well as those essential spares parts available in the Region, will be financed by the Bhutan Power Corporation (BPC) Limited.
The project will rehabilitate the Rangjung Hydropower Plant by replacing the necessary spares, by enhancing the engineering capabilities/skills of the assigned operational/maintenance staff and enable the presently trained/experienced staff of the Plant to act as trainers for new staff to be recruited in future.
The project is divided into three blocks A, B and C. Block A - Procurement and supply of necessary equipment by regional procurement, which will be financed by the Bhutan Power Corporation Limited, Block B - European procurement under ADA financial assistance (grant) and Block C -Training of the Operation and Maintenance Staff of Rangjung HPP under ADA financial assistance (grant).