Equipment bidding renewed for 550-kW Befanaova in Madagascar

Italian builder Zecca Prefabbricati S.p.A. has extended the deadline for bids to supply generating equipment for the 550-kW Befanaova hydroelectric project on the Sahambano River in Madagascar. Bids now are due March 31, 2010.

Zecca previously called for bids by September 9 and March 31, 2009. (HydroWorld 1/7/09) With financing from the European Development Fund, Zecca seeks equipment for Befanaova and a rural electrification project in Ihosy, Madagascar.

Equipment is to include a turbine rated for a flow of 5 cubic meters per second, and a head of 15 meters, with a machine valve for pressure pipe of 1,400 millimeters in diameter. Also included are control systems, a synchronous generator of 900 kilovolt-amperes to 400 volts with a three-phase transformer.

Supply is to include all distribution panels, auxiliary installations, transport, on-site assembly, and training of management staff.

Tender documents in paper and electronic format may be obtained from the address below. Bids now due by 4 p.m. March 31, 2010.

For information, contact Fabio de Petri, Zecca Prefabbricati S.p.A., via dei Molini, 22, I-23010 Cosio Valtellino, Sondrio, Italy; (39) 3-42606013; Fax: (39) 3-42606080; E-mail:

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