French utility seeks construction of 2.2-MW Fontenau hydro project

French local utility Energies Services Lavaur (ESL) seeks bids to equip and construct the 2.2-MW Fontenau hydroelectric project adjacent to a weir on the Agout River at Lavaur. Bids are due June 15.

The French town of Carcassone recently called for bids by June 2 to reconstruct Paicherou Dam and design, finance, construct and operate a hydropower project at Carcassone. In other recent activity in France, hydropower engineer Hydrostadium seeks bids by June 15 to replace turbines for the 3.2-MW Mesce hydroelectric project and the Pyrenees-Orientales Department seeks bids June 11 for operation, monitoring and maintenance of dams and hydroelectric plants in that department.

ESL now seeks bids for construction of the Fontenau project, including a 14-meter-tall dam, two 1.1-MW Kaplan turbines, crane, fish screens, fish passage and an eel ladder. The work is expected to be performed from October 2015 through July 2018.

Tender documents may be obtained from the address below. Bids in French are due by noon June 15. For information, contact Bernard Pentiaux or Directeur General Sebastien Blanc, 18 Avenue Victor Hugo, 81500 Lavaur, France; (33) 563836480; E-mail:,; Internet:

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