Norway operator seeks shaft, turbine painting at 212-MW Borgund

Ostfold Energi AS invites applications for pre-qualification to provide new surface treatment of embedded pipe in the pressure shaft of the 212-MW Borgund hydroelectric project on Norway’s Laerdal River. Responses are due October 5, 2009.

Oestfold seeks blast cleaning and painting of embedded steel lining in pressure shaft and the two Pelton turbines with accompanying equipment. The total area is about 8,500 square meters. The embedded steel lining is about 1,130 meters with a height of 820 meters and internal diameter of 2.1 meters at the bottom, increasing to 2.5 meters at the top.

Small components are to be treated in August 2010; the lower part of the power station, about 4,000 square meters, in March-May 2011; and the upper part of the pressure shaft, about 4,000 square meters, in March-May 2012.

Expressions of interest in English, Swedish, or Norwegian are due by noon October 5. A short list of five or six firms is to be invited to bid November 2.

For information, contact Norconsult AS, Vestfjordgaten 4, Attn.: Lars Eliasson, N-1388 Sandvika, Norway; (47) 45401493; E-mail:; Internet:

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