Bids due to build Mexico’s 750-MW La Yesca

Mexico’s Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE) seeks bids by September 28 for construction of the 750-MW La Yesca hydroelectric project on the Santiago River. The first project site visit is scheduled April 18.

To be located at Hostotipaquillo in Jalisco State, La Yesca is to include a 210-meter-tall concrete-faced rockfill dam, a basin of 12 million cubic meters, and an underground powerhouse containing two 375-MW turbine-generators.

The winning bidder is to be responsible for civil, electro-mechanical, and associated work, as well as financing for the estimated US$850 million project. CFE plans on first unit completion in February 2011, followed by second unit completion in May 2011, and completion of the project in June 2011.

Bid documents may be obtained from the CFE Internet site, www.cfe.gob.mx. A solicitation schedule in the documents lists site visits on April 18 and May 30. Bidders meetings are scheduled May 16, June 27, and July 25.

Bids are due September 28, with a winning bidder to be named October 26, and a contract to be signed November 9.

For information, contact Comision Federal de Electricidad, Gerencia de Licitaciones y Contratacion de Proyectos, Subdireccion de Contratacion de Proyectos de Inversion Financiada, Paseo de la Reforma 164, Mezzanine 1, Colonia Juarez, Distrito Federal 06600 Mexico; Fax: (52) 5229-4755; E-mail: licitaciones.pif@cfe.gob.mx; Internet: www.cfe.gob.mx.

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