Costa Rica seeks geologic risk analysis for 200-MW Savegre

Costa Rica utility Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE) seeks bids for geological and geotechnical risk analysis of the underground works of the 200-MW Savegre hydroelectric project proposed for Costa Rica’s Savegre River. Bids are due November 19.

ICE took bids in August from consultants to serve as hydropower expert on a panel reviewing studies of Savegre and four other hydroelectric projects totaling 629.1 MW.

The current solicitation calls for a thorough analysis of the geological and geotechnical risks associated with construction and operation of Savegre. The work is expected to require six weeks.

Terms of reference documents may be obtained from the ICE Internet site, www.grupoice.com/PEL.

Bids are due by 9 a.m. November 19 to Direccion de Proveeduria Corporativa ICE, Sabana Norte, 400 metros norte de la esquina este de las Oficinas Centrales, San Jose, Costa Rica, labeled “Contratacion de Servicios de Consultoria Analisis y Evaluacion Cualitativa y Cuantitativa de los Riesgos Asociados a la Ejecucion y Operacion de las Obras Subterraneas del P.O. Savegre.” They also may be sent by e-mail to ProveeduriaICE@ice.go.cr but must be followed up by a hard copy of the offer within six days.

For information, contact Licda. Shirley Vanessa Garcia Aparicio; (506) 2000-7891; Fax: (506) 2221-1795; E-mail: sgarcia@ice.go.cr.

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