Turkey seeks major rehab of 1,350-MW Keban

Turkey’s Electricity Generation Co. General Directorate (EUAS) seeks bids for major equipment rehabilitation of the 1,350-MW Keban hydroelectric project on the Euphrates River. Bids are due July 27.

Keban is the third largest hydro plant in Turkey, operated by Turkey’s General Directorate of State Hydraulic Works (DSi). It was built in two stages of four 157.5-MW units in 1974 and four 180-MW units in 1985.

Rehabilitation is to include design, engineering, manufacturing, delivery, installation, testing, and commissioning of turbine-generators, supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system, protection system, main transformers, switchyard, and intake gates.

The Keban RC consultant consortium, of Electrowatt-Ekono AG, Electricite de France, and Dolsar Engineering Ltd., prepared tender documents for the work. A draft of the documents is on the EUAS Internet site, www.euas.gov.tr.

A mandatory site visit is planned at the end of May or early June to coincide with shutdown of two generating units to allow them to be examined. Tender documents may be purchased from the address below.

Bids are due by 2 p.m. July 27. For information, contact Electricity Generation Co. General Directorate (EUAS), Inonu Bulvari No. 27 (06490) Bahcelievler, Ankara, Turkey; for administration issues, Assistant Director Coskun Salter, (90) 312-2126900 / 2318; for technical issues, Rehab. Manager Nuri Sahin, (90) 312-2126915 / 4277; Fax: (90) 312-212854; Internet: www.euas.gov.tr.


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