Construction bids sought for 80-MW Budarhals hydro project in Iceland

Iceland utility Landsvirkjun seeks bids for construction of major civil works for the 80-MW Budarhals hydroelectric project on the Thjorsa River. Bids are due August 26.

Landsvirkjun took bids in 2008 for supply of electro-mechanical equipment for Budarhals and three other hydro projects on the Thjorsa totaling 350 MW. (HydroWorld 5/20/08)

The utility seeks bids for three lots at Budarhals:
o Lot 11: Spordalda Reservoir – two rockfill dams, 25 meters tall by 1,100 meters and 170 meters long; overflow spillway; diversion works; and roads and bridgework;
o Lot 14: Headrace tunnel – 4-kilometer tunnel with cross section of about 140 square meters; canals; rock support; tunnel intake; and surge basin;
o Lot 15: Powerhouse – surface concrete structure to house two units of about 40 MW each; earthworks; tailwater canal; concrete intake; and penstock concrete supports.

Bids may be submitted for one or more lots. The work is to be performed between October 2010 and December 2013.

Tender documents may be obtained from the address below for 20,000 kronur (US$161), payable to Nyi Landsbanki, Hamraborg, 200 Kopavogur, Iceland, IBAN: IS26 0130 26 802266 4202691299, SWIFT: NBIIISRE.

Bids, in English, are due by noon August 26. For information, contact Landsvirkjun, Purchasing Dept., Attn: Petur Petursson, Haaleitisbraut 68, 103 Reykjavik, Iceland; (354) 5159000; Fax: (354) 5159006; E-mail:; Internet:

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