UPDATE – EDP extends equipment date for 243-MW Picote 2 expansion

National utility Energias de Portugal S.A. (EDP) has extended the bidding deadline to supply generating equipment for the 243-MW Picote 2 hydroelectric project on Portugal’s Douro River. Bids now are due May 22.

EDP plans to invest 130 million euros (US$170 million) on Picote 2, an expansion of the existing 231-MW Picote project, which has been in service since 1958. Commissioning is planned for 2011. It previously courted bidders for extensive work to construct the project over 54 months. (HNN 7/31/06)

In the current solicitation, the utility seeks a 243-MW/270-MVa turbine-generator group, command and control systems, and other equipment. (HNN 3/22/07)

Bidding documents may be obtained in digital format from the address below for 2,500 euros (US$3,180).

Bids, in Portuguese, now are due by 3 p.m. May 22. For information, contact EDP – Gestao da Producao de Energia SA, Rua do Bolhao, 36, 3 Andar, Attn: Eng. Antonio Freitas da Costa, Project Director, P-4000-111 Porto, Portugal; (351) 22-0013193; Fax: (351) 22-0013509; E-mail: antoniofreitas.costa@edp.pt; Internet: www.edp.pt.

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