French hydro operator seeks equipment for 5-MW Pouzin, 6-MW Charmes

Compagnie Nationale du Rhone (CNR) seeks bids for equipment to construct two small hydropower plants on the CNR system on France’s Rhone River. Bids are due April 28.

The hydro projects, 5.4-MW Pouzin and 6.3-MW Charmes, are the latest in a series of small plants CNR plans to build at the sites of larger hydro plants on the Rhone. (HNN 1/11/08) CNR also currently is tendering for a micro-hydro plant at the 49-MW Chancy-Pougny project for a Swiss-French affiliate on the Rhone. (HNN 2/16/09)

For Pouzin, to be built near CNR’s 210-MW Baix le Logis Neuf project, CNR seeks design, construction, installation, and commissioning of all electro-mechanical equipment including a single turbine-generator of about 6 megavolt-amperes, valves, controls, trash racks and cleaning systems, and related equipment. Pouzin is to have maximum flows of 64.5 cms and a head of 10.8 meters.

For Charmes, to be built near CNR’s 192-MW Beauchastel project, CNR seeks design, construction, installation, and commissioning of similar electro-mechanical equipment including a single turbine-generator of about 7 MVa. Charmes is to have maximum flows of 65.1 cms and a head of 12.3 meters.

Tender documents may be obtained from the address below. Bidders must register on the Internet site of the Suez group at https://xe.bravosolution.com/publicNotice/LandingPage.jsp?companyname=sacha&requestid=r2154913T7aygT.

Applications, in French, are due by April 28. For information, contact Muriel Loquet, Compagnie Nationale du Rhone, 2 rue Andre Bonin, F-69316 Lyon, Cedex 04, France; (33) 47-2006933; Fax: (33) 47-2106660; E-mail: m.louquet@cnr.tm.fr; Internet: www.cnr.tm.fr.

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