The 1200MW project is the first of 10 projects that are to be developed jointly by India and Bhutan by 2020. On completion, the projects will have total installed generating capacity of almost 11,576MW.

Under the Rs.1245Cr (US$246M) contract, L&T is to complete the project in 66 months. Engineering and design consultant is WAPCOS Ltd.

Construction works on the dam contract also include a diversion tunnel, intake and desilting arrangements, including hydro-mechanical works.

L&T has built one other hydro power project in Bhutan – the 1020MW Tala scheme.