Costa Rica seeks fire protection system materials for 305.5-MW Reventazon hydro project

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Costa Rica’s electric utility seeks bids to supply materials for fire protection systems of the 305.5-MW Reventazon hydroelectric project in the Siquirres area of Costa Rica’s Limon Province. Bids are due October 5.

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. Abengoa of Spain and Siemens of Germany received a contract last year to equip and construct a substation for Reventazon. ICE also took bids last year from consultants to serve on a panel to supervise project construction.

ICE now seeks bids for Lot 1, materials for a fire protection system for Reventazon’s main powerhouse, and Lot 2, materials for a fire protection system for the project’s compensation powerhouse.

Information on bidding documents, in Spanish, may be obtained from the ICE Internet site, Bids are due by 2 p.m. October 5.

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) 2003-0247; E-mail:; Internet:

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