Engevix to study Nicaragua’s 58.5-MW Sirena-Los Calpules

Nicaragua’s state utility has awarded a contract to Engevix of Brazil to develop a feasibility study, definitive design, and tender documents for the 58.5-MW Sirena-Los Calpules hydroelectric complex in Nicaragua.

The Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI) authorized funding for development of the project and solicited bids on behalf of Nicaragua utility Empresa Nicaraguense de Electricidad (ENEL). (HNN 1/2/07)

An ENEL official, quoted by Business News Americas, said contract signing is to occur in a few weeks, pending a review of legal details. Engevix is to complete the work in eight months.

The complex includes the 32.5-MW Sirena and 26-MW Los Calpules projects, to be built on the Viejo River between the outlet of the proposed 17-MW Larreynaga project and the town of San Andres del Tamarindo. Both sites were studied in the master plan of the Viejo River by SwedPower of Sweden and Norconsult of Norway.

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