Costa Rica seeks equipment for 305.5-MW Reventazon

Costa Rica’s electric utility seeks bids to supply electro-mechanical equipment to the 305.5-MW Reventazon hydroelectric project in Costa Rica. Bids are due May 24.

Costa Rica’s government announced in February it included Reventazon, on the Reventazon River, in its 2011-2014 national development plan, with the aim of starting operations in 2016.

Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE) has received funding for the project from the Inter-American Development Bank and has applied for a loan from the European Investment Bank. ICE also has issued bonds for the US$1 billion project in the Siquirres area of Limon Province.

Reventazon is to include a 130-meter-tall, 527-meter-wide concrete-faced rockfill dam, a 1.68-kilometer water transport tunnel and four Francis turbines.

ICE currently seeks bids for Lot 1 including turbines, auxiliary generators, control systems, and balance of plant; and Lot 2, a main bridge crane.

Tender documents, No. 2010-LI-000025-PROV, may be obtained from the address below or from the ICE acquisitions Internet site,, under

Bids are due by 10 a.m. May 24. For information, contact Rolando Espeleta Villalobos, Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad, Proveeduria Corporativa ICE, Sabana Norte, Ave. Las Americas, Apartado postal 10032-1000 San Jose, Costa Rica; (506) 2220-8305; Fax: (506) 2220-8191; E-mail:; Internet:

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