Bolivia seeks bids to build two-plant, 124-MW San Jose hydro project

Bolivia utility Empresa Nacional de Electricidad (ENDE) seeks bids to construct the two-plant, 124-MW San Jose hydroelectric project. A site visit is scheduled June 20, with bids due July 21.

ENDE subsidiary Empresa Electrica Corani is advancing development of San Jose in Bolivia’s Cochabamba Department. The 80-MW Misicuni multi-purpose hydroelectric project also is being developed in Cochabamba.

ENDE now seeks bids from firms to develop San Jose on a turnkey basis. The project entails construction of Miguelito Dam and reservoir and 55-MW San Jose 1 and 69-MW San Jose 2 hydro plants, as well as supply and installation of electromechanical equipment. The project is expected to require 1,080 days at a cost of US$80 million.

A solicitation notice may be obtained from the ENDE Internet site, www.ende.bo, under http://www.ende.bo/archivo/licitacion/ConvocatoriaENDE-PHSJ-2014_000.pdf. Solicitation documents may be obtained from the address below or from Internet sites www.sicoes.gob.bo or www.ende.bo upon registration at ENDE offices or by e-mail to sanjose@ende.bo.

A site visit is scheduled June 20, with written consultation by June 27. An informational meeting is scheduled June 30.

Bids are due July 21. For information, contact Empresa Nacional de Electricidad (ENDE), Calle Colombia O-0655, Edificio ENDE, Cochabamba, Bolivia; (591) 44-520317; E-mail: sanjose@ende.bo; Internet: www.sicoes.gob.bo, www.ende.bo.

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