Costa Rica seeks transformers for 305.5-MW Reventazon hydro project

Costa Rica’s electric utility seeks bids to supply step-up transformers for the 305.5-MW Reventazon hydroelectric project in the Siquirres area of Costa Rica’s Limon Province. Bids are due April 23.

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 km diversion between the dam and powerhouse on the Reventazon River. The Inter-American Development Bank approved US$200 million in financing for Reventazon in October 2012 and a US$670 million loan for the project in May.

ICE seeks bids to supply step-up transformers in a contract valued at US$9.73 million. It issued a similar solicitation recently for step-up transformers to help refurbish the 120-MW Rio Macho hydroelectric project on the Macho River.

Solicitation documents in Spanish may be obtained from the address below. Bids are due by 9 a.m. April 23.

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; Fax: (506) 2220-8163; E-mail:; Internet:

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