Ecuador developer seeks equipment for 162.6-MW Mazar

Hydropower generator Hidropaute S.A. seeks bids by April 27 for hydro-mechanical and electrical equipment for the 162.6-MW Mazar hydroelectric project being built on Ecuador’s Paute River.

Hidropaute seeks manufacture and supply of two 81.3-MW Francis turbine-generators, valves, transformers, controls, and other equipment at an estimated cost of US$72 million. The solicitation includes supervision of factory and site work, provision of technical information, and training of personnel in operation and maintenance.

Hidropaute S.A. awarded a civil works contract in 2004 to construction companies Herdoiza Crespo of Ecuador and Impregilo of Italy. The government-owned Hidropaute operates the 1,075-MW Paute project downstream. Mazar would control water flows for Paute, which lacks a reservoir to store water during drought.

Bidding documents may be obtained from Hidropaute’s Internet site, www.hidropaute.com. A document fee of US$10,000 plus a 12 percent value added tax must be paid by cash or certified check to Hidropaute S.A.

Bids are due by 5:50 p.m. April 27 to the address below. Proposals sent by mail, fax, or e-mail will not be accepted.

For information, contact Presidente del Comite de Concurso de Ofertas, Hidropaute S.A., Panamericana Norte Km 7, Sector Capulispamba, Cuenca, Ecuador; PBX: (593) 7-2875191; Fax: (593) 7-2875556; E-mail: informacion@hidropaute.com; Internet: www.hidropaute.com.

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