Costa Rica seeks trash rake for 305.5-MW Reventazon hydro project

Costa Rica’s electric utility seeks bids to supply a trash rake for the 305.5-MW Reventazon hydroelectric project in the Siquirres area of Costa Rica’s Limon Province. Bids are due February 24.

Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE) took bids in 2013 for a substation, electro-mechanical equipment and step-up transformers for Reventazon. (HydroWorld 3/8/13)

With funding from the Inter-American Bank, the US$1.1 billion project is to 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.

ICE now seeks bids for design, manufacture, supply, supervision of installation, commissioning and training for the principal intake trashrack cleaner for Reventazon.

Information on bidding documents, in Spanish, may be obtained from the ICE Internet site,, under Bids are due by 9 a.m. February 24.

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) 2220-8163; E-mail:; Internet:


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