Successful from + 40° to - 40°
Two Sandvik underground drilling rigs are being used to cut the tunnels for the Chutak Hydroelectric Project, underconstruction in the trans-Himalayan mountain ranges of Jammu & Kashmir’s Kargil district in India. The project on Suru River, a tributary of Indus, is being undertaken by the National Hydroelectric Power (NHPC) and has been contracted to the Hindustan Construction Company (HCC) Limited. HCC is using two Sandvik Axera* jumbos in the project that are equipped with Sandvik HLX 5 Rock Drill. The project after completion will provide 44 MW (11 x 4) of electricity to the Kargil district. It is being built at a cost of $80 Million.
- NBM&CW January 2009