Norway utility seeks equipment for 2.4-MW Breiavatn

Norwegian utility AS Tyssefaldene seeks applications for pre-qualification to supply a turbine-generator to the 2.4-MW Breiavatn hydroelectric project at Odda, Norway. Responses are due December 14.

Tyssefaldene seeks a turbine-generator to be installed underground in an existing transfer tunnel from Breiavatn to Nibbehol. The site, 1,200 meters above sea level on the border of Hardangervidda National Park, has no road access, meaning the largest items must be shipped by helicopter or on snow in winter about 70 kilometers.

Equipment to be procured includes one Francis turbine with maximum flow of 6.6 cubic meters per second for a head between 16 and 42 meters. Also included is a 2.4-MW synchronous generator, control and switchgear equipment, a 2.7-megavolt-ampere transformer, and bypass gate.

A final decision about construction of the plant is to be made after bids have been received and final construction costs have been calculated. Work would be carried out between February 2007 and November 2008.

Tender documents may be obtained from the address below. Applications for pre-qualification, in English, Swedish, or Norwegian, are due by noon December 14. Tyssefaldene plans to invite bids January 2 from a short-list of three to six bidders.

For information, contact Ivar K. Elstad, Norconsult AS, Vestfjordgaten 4, N-1338 Sandvika, Norway; (47) 67-571480; E-mail: ike@norconsult.no; Internet: www.norconsult.no, www.tyssefaldene.no. Further information is available on the Doffin Internet site at www.doffin.no/search/search_switch.aspx?ID=80933.

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