Feasibility Study and initial Environmental Examination (IEE) Study of Hima Khola Hydropower Project (6.7 MW), Jumla District

Feasibility Study and initial Environmental Examination (IEE) Study of Hima Khola Hydropower Project (6.7 MW), Jumla District

Project: Hima Khola Hydropower Project

Assignment: Feasibility Study and initial Environmental Examination (IEE) Study of Hima Khola Hydropower Project (6.7 MW), Jumla District

Location: Jumla District

Client: Department of Electricity Development (DOED)

Duration: June 2021 to August 2023

Project Description: Hima Khola Hydropower Project (HKHPP) is located in Jumla district of the Karnali Province of Nepal. The project components of HKHPP are located in kanakasundari Rural Municipality. The coordinate of the project area lies between the latitude 29”23’45” N to 29”28’00” N and the longitude 2’00’45″E 10 82’08’00″E. Hydrologically, Hima Khola is one or the major tributaries of the Sinja Khola. The total catchment area is 359.15 Km2.

Scope of Services:

1. Feasibility Study
  • Task-1: Inception of the assignment and Planning for Proposed Study Works
     o Collection and Review of National Policy, Strategy, Manuals and Guidelines;
     o Review of Previous Study Reports and Data Collection;
     o Kick-off meeting with the Client and Related Stakeholders;
     o Desk Study of Project Area;
     o Collection of D-Cards on Fixed Benchmarks;
     o Reconnaissance Field Visit;
     o Planning of the Executing Field Works;
     o Planning for Analysis and Study Works;
     o Preparation of Updated Work Plan and Methodology.
   • Task-2: Field Investigations
     o Topographical Survey and Mapping;
     o Hydro-meteorological and Sediment Study;
     o Geological, Geophyical and Geotechnical Investigations;
     o Seismicity/ Seismic Study;
     o Construction Material Survey;
     o Communication (Transportation) Survey;
     o Muck Disposal Survey;
     o Construction Power Survey;
     o Power Evacuation Survey;
     o Construction Labour Survey and Camp Facilities;
     o Land Inventory and Property Acquisition Survey;
     o Transmission Line Survey
    • Task-3: Project Layout and Detailed Engineering Design
     o Finalization of Design Base Memorandum;
     o Selection of Project Configuration;
     o Project Optimization Studies;
     o Engineering Design and Preparation of Detailed Drawings;
     o Construction Planning and Scheduling;
     o Quantity Estimate, Cost Estimate and Rate Analysis;
     o Project Financial Evaluation;
     o Preparation of Contract Module;
     o Analysis and Modality Finalization of Institutional Arrangement for Project Implementation.
2. Initial Environmental Examination (IEE) Study
   • Task-1: Preparation of Terms of Reference
     o Inception of the Project;
     o Collection and Review of Literatures, Maps, Laws and Acts;
     o Field Study and Site Inspection
     o Preparation of Terms of Reference.
   • Task-2: IEE Report Preparation
     o Stakeholder Consultation;
     o Baseline Data Collection;
     o Determination of Potential Impacts;
     o Analysis of Alternatives;
     o Environmental Management Plan and Mitigation Measures;
     o Key Principles of IEE;
     o Institutional Needs to Implement IEE Recommendations;
     o Quantity and Cost Estimate;
     o Preparation of Draft IEE;
     o Public Hearing;
     o Public Notice;
     o Collection of Recommendation Letter;
     o Preparation and submission of Final Draft IEE Report;
     o Review meeting;
     o Comment incorporation and Submission of final IEE Report;
     o Approval of IEE Report by Ministry.