French hydro operator seeks turbine-generator to rehabilitate Castela hydro project

French hydropower operator Societe Hydro-Electrique du Midi (SHEM) seeks bids to supply electro-mechanical equipment including a turbine-generator for rehabilitation of the Castela hydroelectric project on France’s Tarn River. Bids are due August 24.

SHEM, a unit of ENGIE, operates 49 hydroelectric plants totaling 773 MW under concession on rivers or dams. The Castela hydro plant is part of SHEM’s Mareges group. SHEM took bids in March to supply four replacement turbine runners for the 272-MW Mareges hydroelectric project on France’s Dordogne River.

SHEM now seeks bids for electro-mechanical plant modernization at the Castela project. Equipment is to include a Kaplan turbine, gearbox, generator and controls.

Bidders must respond in electronic format via an Internet platform of the ENGIE group to which SHEM belongs. To obtain access to the platform, contact the address below.

Bids, in French, are due by 5 p.m. August 24. For information, contact Camille Frazza Lignieres and Claudia Nicolas, SHEM ENGIE, 1 Rue Louis Renault, 31133 Balma, France; (33) 561171598, 561171598; E-mail:,; Internet:

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