EPC contractor sought for Costa Rica’s 50-MW Torito

Spanish utility Union Fenosa seeks bids to build and equip the 50-MW Torito hydroelectric project on the Reventazon River in northeastern Costa Rica. Bids are due December 11.

Costa Rica national utility Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE) awarded a concession in March to Union Fenosa to develop Torito on a build-operate-transfer basis. (HNN 3/21/08) Union Fenosa received a concession to operate the project for 20 years and sell power to ICE under a power purchase agreement.

Union Fenosa seeks bids for an engineering-procurement-construction contractor covering:
o Civil works: Tunnels, surface works, and hydro-mechanical equipment; and
o Electro-mechanical equipment: turbine-generators, pressure pipe, electrical systems, substation, transmission line, instrumentation, and controls.

The power station is to house two 25-MW turbine-generators operating with flows of 130 cms and a maximum head of 56.3 meters. The project includes a 2.6-kilometer tunnel of 6.5 meters in diameter. Torito is to reuse water discharged from the 180-MW Angostura hydroelectric project, upstream on the Reventazon.

Bid documents may be obtained by e-mail request to the address below. Bids are due December 11.

For information, contact Juan Jose Navarro Ocon, Union Fenosa Generacion, Calle Angelita Cavero No. 16-18, Madrid, Spain; E-mail: jjnavarro@ufinternacional.com.

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