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Bolivia launches bidding for 203-MW Miguillas hydro project

Bolivian state power producer Ende Corani has launched a tender for the water supply infrastructure of the 203-MW Miguillas hydro project in La Paz department.

According to BNamericas, the contract entails building tunnels 1, 2 and 4, which will stretch a combined 13 km. The estimated budget is 299 million bolivianos (US$43 million).

Bidding rules will be available starting Nov. 16. A site visit is scheduled for Nov. 27 and an information meeting on Dec. 7, with offers due Dec. 29, according to the procurement notice.

Hydro Review previously reported that the Miguillas complex is to include a pair of hydro plants — 116-MW Palillada and 84-MW Umapalca.

Corani also has a process under way for the project’s Calachaka Jahuira Dam, proposals for which are scheduled to be submitted this week.

Sixteen groups purchased bidding rules for the dam contract, among them Agroneuland del Sur, AMVI, Asociación Accidental Calachaka, Asociación Accidental Hidro Power, Basalcam, CBI Contratistas Generales, Ciabol, Rotij, Sanches Tripoloni, Soboce and Tauro.