Serbia seeks lock rehab at 1,330-MW Djerdap 1, 2

The European Agency for Reconstruction (EAR) invites applications for pre-qualification to carry out project design and tendering to refurbish navigation locks at the 1,050-MW Djerdap 1 and 280-MW Djerdap 2 hydroelectric plants on the Danube River. Responses are due February 2.

Djerdap is the Serbian half of the Iron Gates hydropower and navigation complex, which includes the 1,050-MW Portile de Fier project on the Romanian side of the Danube.

EAR seeks a contractor to propose rehabilitation work after site inspection and to produce design and tender documents, drawings, and a bill of quantities for the work. Work is to cover structural, mechanical, hydro-mechanical, electrical, video, radio, telephone, GPS, radar, and other necessary controls for navigation locks, control towers, and upstream and downstream fore-docks. The budget for the work is 1.5 million euros (US$1.9 million).

Applications for pre-qualification, in English, must be delivered to the address below by 5 p.m. Central European Time February 2. They must be submitted using a standard application form available from the Internet at http://europa.eu.int/comm/europeaid/index_en.htm.

Applications must be labeled with the contract title, �Preparation of the Project Design and Tender Dossier for Revitalization of Navigation Locks at Power Plants Djerdap 1 and Djerdap 2,� and with the publication reference, EuropeAid/123966/D/SER/YU, Tender No. 05SER01/07/007.

Between four and eight pre-qualified firms will receive, in electronic format, an invitation to bid, expected in February. Commencement of the contract is expected in July.

For information, contact European Agency for Reconstruction, Procurement Unit, 3rd Floor, Vasina 2-4, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro; Fax: (381) 11-3023455.

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