Equipment rehab sought for Italy’s 13.4-MW Uvini, 25.7-MW Santu Miali

The water authority of the Italian island of Sardinia seeks bids to refurbish turbine-generators and other equipment of the 13.4-MW Uvini and 25.7-MW Santu Miali hydroelectric projects. Bids are due January 17, 2011.

Ente Acque della Sardegna seeks improvements to electro-mechanical equipment of Uvini, in Siurgus Donigala, and Santu Miali, in Furti, to bring the plants up to the latest technical and regulatory standards.

Work on Uvini includes replacement of a 13.1-MW Kaplan turbine and generator and a 262-kW Francis turbine as well as replacement of auxiliary systems and gates and refurbishment of other components. Work on Santu Miali includes refurbishment of a 25.7-MW Francis turbine and generator and replacement of auxiliary systems and a vertical section of penstock.

The work, valued at 21.7 million euros (US$28.6 million), is to require 720 days.

Tender documents in Italian may be obtained from the address below for 1,000 euros (US$1,315). Bids are due by noon January 17.

For information, contact Ente Acque della Sardegna, via Mameli n. 88, Attn.: Dr. Silvia Gaspa, 09123 Caligari, Italy; (39) 0706021201; Fax: (39) 070670758; E-mail:; Internet:

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