French operator seeks construction of 700-kW Sauveterre

Compagnie Nationale du Rhone (CNR) seeks bids to equip the 700-kW Sauveterre hydropower plant and construct a fish passage structure on France’s Rhone River. Bids are due July 27.

CNR owns 18 hydro plants on the Rhone ranging from 40 MW to 400 MW and totaling 2,937 MW.

The hydro operator 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

Bids, in French, are due by 2 p.m. July 27 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:; Internet:

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