Project Information

  • Location: Chamba, Himachal Pradesh, India
  • Client: NHPC
  • Contractor: Jaiprakash for Concrete Gravity dam, penstock (Chamera II)
  • NHPC for power station (Chamera II)
  • HCC for Concrete gravity dam, HRT and power house (Chamera III)
  • Year: 2002-2012

Chamera Hydroelectric Project

Chamera HEP is constructed on river Ravi. It is located in Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh.

Encardio-rite provided risk assessment monitoring solution for Chamera II and Chamera III.

Chamera-II project comprises of a 43 m high, 118.5 m long concrete gravity dam with 7.0 m dia., 7.86 km long head race tunnel. The underground power house with installed capacity of 300 MW houses 3 units of 100 MW capacity each designed to operate under the net rated head of 243 m and designed to generate 1499.89 million units in a 90% dependable year with 95% machine availability. 

Chamera-III  project comprises of a 64 m high, 73 m long concrete gravity dam with 6.5 m dia., 15.97 km long head race tunnel. The underground power house with installed capacity of 231 MW houses 3 units of 77 MW capacity each designed to operate under the net rated head of 200 m and designed to generate 1086.37/1108.17 million units in a 90% dependable year with 95% machine Availability. 

Encardio-rite was awarded the complete instrumentation contract (supply and installation) for the State II and Stage III of project, from respective Contractors:

Chamera II HEP: Concrete Gravity dam, penstock, power station

Chamera III HEP: Concrete gravity dam, HRT and power house

Instrumentation supplied and installed included:

  • Vibrating wire piezometer
  • Three point electronic bore hole extensometer
  • Three point mechanical bore hole extensometer
  • Stand pipe (casagrande) piezometer
  • Water level indicator
  • Water seepage measurement system
  • Vibrating wire centre hole load cell
  • Readout unit for vibrating wire sensors
  • Data acquisition system 

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