French hydro operator seeks gate suppliers for Rhone plants

Compagnie Nationale du Rhone (CNR) invites applications for pre-qualification to supply gates, valves, trashracks, and related equipment for its hydropower plants on France’s Rhone River. Responses are due September 21.

CNR owns 18 hydro plants on the Rhone ranging from 40 MW to 400 MW and totaling 2,937 MW. It said it plans to develop a list of pre-qualified companies to supply the hydro-mechanical equipment over an unlimited period. CNR previously issued a similar invitation involving supply of turbine runners and hubs. (HNN 6/27/08)

The hydro operator seeks manufacture and supply of lock gates, sluice gates, valve parts, penstock gates, trashracks, and construction work for hydro-mechanical structures.

Prospective bidders must register and supply qualifying information on the Internet site of the Suez group, which includes CNR, at

Applications are due by noon September 21. For information, contact Muriel Loquet, Compagnie Nationale du Rhone, 2 rue Andre Bonin, F-Lyon Cedex 04 France; (33) 47-2006933; Fax: (33) 47-2106660; E-mail:; Internet:


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