Romania to seek rehab of 210-MW Stejaru

Romania utility Hidroelectrica SA plans to seek bids to rehabilitate and modernize the 210-MW Stejaru hydroelectric project at Bicaz Dam in Romania.

Hidroelectrica SA recently called for bids November 5 to equip the 55-MW Surduc Nehoiasu hydroelectric project.

The utility said it expects to begin tendering for Stejaru, on the Bicaz River, before the end of 2010.

The project, expected to cost about 110 million euros (US$152.3 million), includes replacement of electro-mechanical equipment for six turbine-generators and related systems, and rehabilitation or replacement of hydro-mechanical equipment and penstocks. Other work includes upgrade of electrical equipment, instrumentation, controls, and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system. Contractors also would rehabilitate 110-kilovolt and 220-kV substations.

Hidroelectrica also plans to seek consulting services to support the project implementation unit.

Prospective bidders are invited to contact the address below. For information, contact S.C. Hidroelectrica SA, 3 Constantin Nacu St., Sector 2, 020995 Bucharest, Romania; (40) 213032500; Fax: (40) 213032564; E-mail:

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