Brazil consortium to perform environmental studies of 22 dams

NATAL, Brazil 10/14/10 (PennWell) — The government of Brazil has awarded a contract to a consortium of Brazilian firms to perform environmental studies of 22 multi-purpose dams in Rio Grande do Norte State.

The Environment and Water Resources State Secretariat (SEMARH) named a consortium of JM Engenheiros Consultores Ltda., Conestoga-Rovers e Associados Engenharia Ltda., and CRA e Tahal Consulting Engineers Ltda., based in Eusebio, Brazil, to perform the work. The contract is valued at 990,469 reais (US$602,475).

SEMARH began recruiting consultants for the work in 2010. There was one other bidder, the Projectec/Techno consortium of Recife, Brazil.

The winning consortium is to perform an environmental assessment of the 22 dams and to propose an environmental management plan for them over six months. The government received funds for the project from the World Bank under the Sustainable Development Plan and Coexistence with the Potiguar Semi-arid Region program.

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