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, https://apps.grupoice.com/PEL/listarAdquisiciones.do, under https://apps.grupoice.com/PEL/verAdquisicion.do?contrato=20100025&tipo=5.

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: respeleta@ice.go.cr; Internet: www.grupoice.com.

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