Ecuador to restart tendering for studies of three projects

National utility Consejo Nacional de Electricidad (Conelec) plans to restart a solicitation for pre-feasibility studies of three hydroelectric projects totaling 96 MW.

Business News Americas reported Conelec declared the original bidding process void due to power sector reforms. Proposals had been due in November 2006. (HNN 11/17/06)

A Conelec purchasing official said the utility plans to restart bidding in August.

Conelec plans to seek proposals for pre-feasibility studies of:
o 40.4-MW Parambas, on Mira River, Imbabura Province, estimated to cost US$89.9 million;
o 36-MW Pilaton-Santa Ana, on Pilaton-Santa Ana River, Pichincha Province, US$49.4 million; and
o 19.7-MW Pamplona, on Intag River, Imbabura, US$42 million.

For information, contact Secretaria del Comite, Unidad Administrativa de la Institucion, Consejo Nacional de Electricidad, CONELEC, Avenida Naciones Unidas E7-71 y Avenida de los Shyris, Quito, Ecuador; (593) 2-2268747; Fax: (593) 2-2922901; Internet: www.conelec.gov.ec, www.contratanet.gov.ec.

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