Norway firm seeks equipment for 6.5-MW Litlebo

Norwegian hydropower firm Tryggestad Kraft AS invites applications for pre-qualification to supply turbines and other equipment for the 6.5-MW Litlebo hydroelectric project on Norway’s Langedalen River. Responses are due March 9.

Litlebo is to be built on the Langedalen about four kilometers from Hellesylt in the municipality of Stranda. It is to have annual generation of 23 gigawatt-hours.

Tryggestad Kraft seeks three Francis turbines, one for flows of 3 cubic meters per second and a head of 63 meters, one for flows of 5.5 cms and a head of 83 meters, and one for flows of 2.4 cms and a head of 83 meters. Other equipment to be supplied includes a transformer, controls, and switchgear. The contract is to run from May 2009 through October 2010.

Solicitation documents may be obtained from consultant Norconsult at the address below. Applications for pre-qualification, in English, Swedish, or Norwegian, are due to the address below by noon March 9. Tryggestad Kraft plans to send invitations to bid March 13 to between three and five pre-qualified firms.

Firms may register their interest and obtain additional information at the Doffin Internet site at www.doffin.no/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=156065. For information, contact Norconsult AS, Firdaveien 6, Attn.: Birger Fugle, N-6800 Forde, Norway; (47) 57829444; E-mail: birger.fugle@norconsult.com; Internet: www.norconsult.no.

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