Bhutan Utility Procurement Project - Cables and Conductors Supply

Project Information:

Project Name: The Supply and Delivery of Cables, Conductors and Hardware Fittings

Owner: Bhutan Power Corporation Limited (BPC)

Delivered Date: 2021.08


What We Supplied:

Arm. Al XLPE Cables for 11 kV

Arm. Al XLPE Cables for 33 kV

Arm. Al Cable

Arm. Cu Cable

Unarm. Al Cable

Unarm. Cu Cable

ACSR Conductor (Rabbit)-50 sqmm

ACSR Conductor (Dog)-100 sqmm

ACSR Conductor (Wolf)-150 sqmm

ACSR Conductor (Zebra)-400 sqmm

ACSR Moose


HV ABC Cable, 3C x 50

HV ABC Cable, 3C x 95

Covered AAAC - 49.5 sq.m

Covered AAAC - 111 sq.m

Covered AAAC - 158 sq.m

LV ABC Conductor 4C, 50 Sq. mm

LV ABC Conductor 4C, 95 Sq. mm

LV ABC Conductor 4C, 120 Sq. mm

LV ABC Conductor 2C, 50 Sq. mm

LV ABC Conductor 2C, 95 Sq. mm


Project News:

Energy in Bhutan has been a primary focus of development in the kingdom under its Five-Year Plans. In cooperation with IndiaBhutan has undertaken several hydroelectric projects whose output is traded between the countries. Though Bhutan's many hydroelectric plants provide energy far in excess of its needs in the summer, dry winters and increased fuel demand makes the kingdom a marginal net importer of energy from India.


Bhutan’s installed power generation capacity is approximately 1.6 gigawatts (GW). Over 99 percent of the country's installed capacity comes from hydropower plants, accounting for 1,614 megawatts (MW) of the country’s total capacity of 1,623 MW in 2018.


More than 99.97 percent of households have access to electricity. As of 2011, the Bhutanese government supplied electricity to 60 percent of rural households, a significant increase from about 20 percent in 2003. About 2,500 people use solar power throughout Bhutan. Even where electricity was available for lighting, most rural households cooked by wood fire. Rural homes were often heated with firewoodkerosene, or liquefied petroleum gas.


Bhutan has no natural petroleum or natural gas reserves. The kingdom has some 1.3 million tonnes of coal reserves, but extracts only about 1,000 tonnes of coal yearly, entirely for domestic consumption. Bhutan also imports oil at some 1,000 barrels per day. Most oil imports supplied fuel for automobiles.


Bhutan remains overall carbon-neutral and a net sink for greenhouse gases. As Bhutan develops and modernizes, however, its domestic demand for energy in household, commercial, and industrial sectors has been steadily increasing.