French department reissues call to develop Ga hydro plant

The government of France’s Hautes-Alpes Department has reissued a call for bids for a concession to build and operate a hydroelectric project on the stream of Ga in Hautes-Alpes. Bids now are due June 10.

The Prefecture des Hautes-Alpes previously called for bids by April 11 and March 18. It owns several hydroelectric projects, some of which are operated by concession holders.

The prefecture offers a concession to design and manage development of a hydroelectric project of more than 4.5 MW to utilize flows of the Torrent du Ga. The concession holder would operate and maintain the project and sell its electricity for 40 years.

Concession award criteria include: energy efficiency in operation of the waterfall; respect for the environment and reconciliation of various uses of the resource; and economic condition and financial status of the concession.

Tender documents and information may be obtained from Direction Regionale de l’environnement, de l’amenagement et du logement Provence Alpes Cote d’Azur, SECAB, 16 rue Antoine Zattara, Attn.: Marie-Therese Baillet, 13332 Marseille Cedex 3 France; (33) 491836382; E-mail: uchoh.secab.dreal-paca@developpement-durable.gouv.fr.

Sealed applications, in French, now are due by 3 p.m. June 10 in one original, two paper copies, and four copies on CD-ROM, labeled “Consultation pour la concession hydroelectrique sur le torrent du Ga – ne pas ouvir.” They are to be delivered or sent by registered mail with return receipt to Direction Regionale de l’environnement, de l’amenagement et du logement Provence Alpes Cote d’Azur, SECAB, 16 rue Antoine Zattara, Bureau 3.36, 3eme etage, 13332 Marseille Cedex 3 France; (33) 486946722; Fax: (33) 486946729; E-mail: marchespublics.dreal-paca@developpement-durable.gouv.fr; Internet: www.marches-publics.gouv.fr.

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