French operator extends bidding for 700-kW Sauveterre

Compagnie Nationale du Rhone (CNR) has extended the deadline for bids to equip the 700-kW Sauveterre hydropower plant and construct a fish passage structure on France’s Rhone River. Bids now are due August 30.

CNR originally called for bids by August 2 and July 27. The hydro operator owns 18 hydro plants on the Rhone ranging from 40 MW to 400 MW and totaling 2,937 MW.

CNR seeks bids for two lots for Sauveterre, one to build the fish passage structure and the other to supply a 700-kW propeller turbine, synchronous generator, and other equipment. A separate lot is planned for civil engineering and earthworks.

Solicitation documents may be obtained from the address below. Bidders are required to register on the Internet site of CNR parent GDF Suez at https://xe.bravosolution.com/publicNotice/LandingPage.jsp?companyname=sacha&lcid=fr_FR&requestid=r2204911rts1fs.

Bids, in French, now are due by 2 p.m. August 30 to the address below. For information, contact Sandrine Dubut, Compagnie Nationale du Rhone, 2 rue Andre Bonin, 69316 Lyon, France; (33) 47-2001836; E-mail: s.dubut@cnr.tm.fr; Internet: www.cnr.tm.fr.

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