Austria pre-qualifies bidders for 16-MW Werfen/Pfarrwerfen

Two Austrian utilities invite applications for pre-qualification to supply turbine-generators for the 16-MW Werfen/Pfarrwerfen hydroelectric project being built on Austria’s Salzach River. Responses are due February 23.

Development partners Verbund Austrian Hydro Power AG and Salzburg AG plan to seek bids for planning, design, supply, assembly, and start up of two 8-MW Kaplan units designed for a flow of 100 cms and a head of 11.4 meters, including options for governors and an excitation system.

The companies hope to begin work on the 61.5 million euro (US$74.3 million) project by the end of 2006, with completion set for 2008.

Pre-qualification documents may be obtained from Verbund Management Service GmbH, Albert Seiwald, Badstubenweg 40, A-9500 Villach, Austria; (43) 50313-33787; Fax: (43) 50313-133787; E-mail: Applications for participation, in German, are to be sent to Seiwald at the same address by February 23. Invitations to bid are to be sent to selected bidders in March.

For information, contact Verbund Austrian Hydro Power AG, Eduard Gumpenberger, Am Hof 6a, A-1010 Vienna, Austria; (43) 50313-50712; Fax: (43) 50313-150712; E-mail:; Internet:

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