Germany’s 100-MW Rheinfelden seeks transformers, switchgear

Swiss-German hydropower utility Energiedienst Holding AG (EDH) invites applications for pre-qualification by September 29 to supply transformers, switchgear, and other electrical equipment for the new 100-MW Rheinfelden hydroelectric project.

EDH previously pre-qualified bidders for excavation, construction, and generating equipment for the project on the Rhine River dividing Germany from Switzerland.

New Rheinfelden would replace the 100-year-old, 25.7-MW Rheinfelden project to become Germany’s biggest onshore renewable energy plant. One of six Energiedienst hydro projects on the Rhine, it is expected to cost 400 million euros (US$510.4 million).

In the latest solicitation, EDH seeks Lot 4, Electro-technology, including transformers, switchgear, protection, and other equipment. Work is to be carried out between mid-2008 and the end of 2012.

Applications for pre-qualification, in German, are due by noon September 29. Pre-qualification documents may be obtained from the address below. Between two and ten pre-qualified firms are to be invited to bid in December.

Documents and information may be obtained from Ingenieurgemeinschaft Fichtner-EWE, Attn: Bjorn Narve Somdalen, Sarweystrasse 3, D 70191 Stuttgart, Germany; (49) 711-89950; Fax: (49) 711-8995459; E-mail: somdalenb@fichtner.de; Internet: www.fichtner.de. Applications for pre-qualification are to be sent to Werner Zehetner, Energiedienst AG, Rheinbruckstrasse 5/7, D-70618 Rheinfelden, Germany; (49) 7623-922640; Fax: (49) 7623-922581; E-mail: werner.zehetner@energiedienst.de; Internet: www.energiedienst.de.

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