Costa Rica seeks study, design of dam for 200-MW Savegre hydro project

Costa Rica utility Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE) seeks bids for evaluation, analysis and design of a dam for the 200-MW Savegre hydroelectric project proposed for Costa Rica’s Savegre River. Bids are due February 19.

ICE took bids in 2012 for geological and geotechnical risk analysis of Savegre’s underground works and for consultants to serve as hydropower expert on a panel reviewing studies of Savegre and four other hydroelectric projects totaling 629.1 MW. It recruited firms in 2011 to perform a topographic survey of hydropower project areas including the Savegre site.

The current solicitation calls for evaluation of site conditions, initial sizing, feasibility, design and cost estimate of a rockfill dam with asphalt core. A final report is to be submitted in Spanish or English.

A solicitation notice and application forms may be obtained from the ICE Internet site at under Adquisiciones, En recepcion de oferta.

Bids are due by 9 a.m. February 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 “Servicios de Consultoria para Evaluacion, Analisis y Diseno de una Presa de Enrocamiento con Nucleo de Asfalto (ACRD) para el PH Savegre.” They also may be sent by e-mail to

For information, contact Jose Manuel Lopez Pinto, (506) 2000-7027, E-mail:; and Victor Bolanos Chaves, (506) 2000-6905, E-mail:

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