El Salvador seeks carbon consultant for hydro projects

El Salvador utility Comision Ejecutiva Hidroelectrica del Rio Lempa (CEL) seeks bids from carbon trading consultants to help with registration of two hydro projects under the United Nations’ Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) program. Bid documents must be obtained by July 6, with bids due August 8.

CEL invited five specific firms as well as any other interested companies to submit bids. Specific invitations went to MGM International, Energia y Medio Ambiente, Carbon Management Consulting Ltd., Comercializadora Electrica de Guatemala S.A., and Iberica de Estudios e Ingenieria S.A.

CEL said the consultant is to manage validation, registry, and CDM certification of its 67-MW El Chaparral and 81-MW Cinco de Noviembre hydroelectric projects.

The utility recently took bids for construction of El Chaparral just upstream of the Torola River’s confluence with the San Juan River. (HNN 5/3/07) Cinco de Noviembre was one of four projects in a recently completed US$64.4 million modernization program in the Rio Lempa Basin. (HNN 6/26/07)

Bid documents, in Spanish, may be obtained until July 6 from the address below for US$130 plus 13 percent tax to CEL’s Departamento de Tesoreria, 9a Calle Poniente No. 950, Centro de Gobierno, San Salvador, El Salvador, or by wire transfer to Citibank New York, Account No. 1093-5563, ABA 021000089, in name of Banco Central de Reserva de El Salvador, SWIFT CENRSVSS, beneficiary Comision Ejecutiva Hidroelectrica del Rio Lempa, Account No. 600083. Confirmation of the wire transfer must be faxed to the address below.

Bids are due by 2 p.m. August 8. For information, contact Departamento de Licitaciones, Comision Ejecutiva Hidroelectrica del Rio Lempa, 5a Planta de Oficina Central de CEL, 9a Calle Poniente No. 950, Centro de Gobierno, San Salvador, El Salvador; (503) 22116149; Fax: (503) 22116243; Internet: www.cel.gob.sv.

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