Macedonia seeks multi-purpose study of Vardar River

SKOPJE, Macedonia 5/15/12 (PennWell) — Macedonia’s Ministry of Economy seeks bids to perform a pre-feasibility study of multi-purpose utilization of Macedonia’s Vardar River, including hydropower. Bids are due June 4.

The ministry invited pre-qualification in 2009 for concessions to develop 12 hydropower projects on the Vardar totaling 325 MW.

The ministry now seeks bids to perform a pre-feasibility study of multi-purpose utilization of the Vardar through electricity generation; improving water supply and irrigation; flood protection; development of economic activities such as tourism, agriculture, and industry; transportation; and environmental protection.

Work is expected to require 24 months by an expert team including a hydropower construction engineer and mechanical and electrical engineers with experience in hydropower projects.

Solicitation documents may be obtained from the address below for 3,000 denar (US$63) payable to the Ministry of Economy for “Obtaining tender documentation for preparation of Pre-feasibility Study for Project of Multi-purpose Utilization of Vardar River,” Treasury Account No. 100000000063095, Account of Budget User 100011554763128, Income Code and Program 724125-10, Deponent: National Bank of the Republic of Macedonia, Tax No. 4030000392597. For foreign companies: Ministry of Economy, National Bank of the Republic of Macedonia, Bu. Kuzman Josifovski Pity No. 1, 1 000 Skopje, Republic of Macedonia, SWIFT BIC: NBRM MK 2X, IBAN: MK07 1007 0100 0028 009.

Bids are due by 11 a.m. June 4. For information, contact Ministry of Economy of Republic of Macedonia, Razmena Cekic – Durovic 1000 Skopje, Macedonia; (389) 2-3093426; Fax: (389) 2-3093482; E-mail:; Internet:

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