Case study 02-Project Management Services for a Marquee Multi-Purpose Irrigation Project

Polavaram Irrigation Project

The Polavaram project involves substantial quantities of work, including ~110 million CuM of excavation and ~3.6 million CuM of concreting. Given its colossal potential impact and stringent timelines, the Hon’ble CM, Andhra Pradesh has been monitoring project progress on a regular basis. The Project was suffering delays on various accounts and there was an urgent requirement for expediting the Project.

Given our expertise in the sector, we were engaged as a Project Management Consultant (in September 2016) to provide the following services:

  • Project Planning, Monitoring & Cost Tracking Design Review
  • Optimization Site Organization
  • Recruitment Deployment of Key Personnel for Overall Monitoring of Project Execution Identification
  • Finalization of Sub-Contractors / Vendors Contract Management

Within a short span of time, iValue ensured revival in project construction activities through preparation of a comprehensive work plan in line with the budgeted time and cost, induction of specialist sub-contractors and resolution of legacy issues. Despite induction of a new principal contractor, iValue's association with the project is ongoing at the behest of the State Govt., a fact that endorses the significant contribution made by iValue till date.

KEY PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS:

One of the largest irrigation projects in the country, accorded National Project status by the Central Government
The Project involves construction of an Earth-cum-Rockfill Dam, Spillway, Spill Channel, Approach & Pilot Channels, 2 nos. Earth Dams and Foundation excavation of a 960 MW Hydroelectric Power House
Located in West Godavari District (Andhra Pradesh) with a Project life of 100 years
Water supply for 540 villages in 4 districts, covering 2.85 million people
Includes 960 MW of Hydroelectric power generation