Costa Rica seeks construction supervision for 305.5-MW Reventazon hydro project

Costa Rica’s electric utility seeks bids from consultants to serve on a panel to supervise construction of the 305.5-MW Reventazon hydroelectric project in the Siquirres area of Costa Rica’s Limon Province. Bids are due June 6.

The US$1.1 billion project is being developed by Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE) and will include a 130-meter-tall dam, a 6.9-square-kilometer reservoir, and a 4.2-kilometer diversion between the dam and powerhouse on the Reventazon River. ICE took bids in 2013 for a hydro consultant panel and for electro-mechanical equipment for the project. It took bids in February for a trash rake and last November for a substation.

ICE now seeks bids from consultants to serve on a construction supervision panel in the areas of concrete construction of the dam, grout injection, installation of metalwork and installation of electro-mechanical equipment.

Information on bidding documents, in Spanish, may be obtained from the ICE Internet site,, under Bids are due by 9 a.m. June 6 labeled “Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad, 2014PP-0001-PROV, Contratacion de Panel de Consultores para la Supervision de la Construccion de PH Reventazon.”

For information, contact Victor Bolanos Chaves, Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad, Sabana Norte, Avenida Las Americas, Sita 400 metros norte del Edificio Central del ICE, Apartado Postal 10032 – 1000, San Jose, Costa Rica; (506) 2000-6905; Fax: (506) 2220-8163; E-mail:; Internet:

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