Development company Hidrotoapi S.A. seeks bids for a design consultant for the 228-MW Toachi-Pilaton hydroelectric project in Ecuador. Bids are due February 12.
Construtora Norberto Odebrecht had received a contract from Hidrotoapi S.A. to build Toachi-Pilaton. (HNN 3/7/08) However, Ecuador President Rafael Correa expelled the Brazilian builder from the country in a dispute over the 230-MW San Francisco hydroelectric project. (HNN 1/14/09)
Hidrotoapi, a company owned by Ecuador’s Pichincha Province, received a concession agreement for Toachi-Pilaton from Ecuador regulator Consejo Nacional de Electricidad.
Toachi-Pilaton involves construction of two hydropower plants, 50-MW Sarapullo on the Pilaton River and 178-MW Alluriquin on the Pilaton and Toachi rivers. Designed for the region’s rough volcanic terrain, the project is to feature 20 kilometers of tunnels, the largest being 8.5 kilometers long. A 12-kilometer 230-kilovolt transmission line also will be built.
In relaunching tendering for the project, Hidrotoapi sought only design engineering, with bidding for civil work and equipment expected later.
Two-part bids, containing technical and economic proposals in Spanish, are due by 4 p.m. February 12. Technical proposals will be opened February 12, followed by economic proposals March 4.
For information, contact Presidente del Comite del Concurso, Hidrotoapi S.A., Attn: Senor Economista Gustavo Baroja, Nunez de Vela E2-13 y Av. Atahualpa, Edificio Torre del Puente, primer piso, D.M. Quito, Ecuador; Tel/Fax: (593) 2-2269321; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Internet: www.hidrotoapi.com.ec.