Paraguay extends bidding to equip 206-MW Yguazu

Paraguay utility Administracion Nacional de Electricidad (ANDE) has extended bidding by pre-qualified firms to supply generating equipment and a transmission line for the 206-MW Yguazu hydroelectric project on Paraguay’s border with Argentina and Brazil. Bids are due May 9.

ANDE previously pre-qualified Consorcio Andritz Hydro GmbH – CIE S.A. – Engevix Engenharia S.A.; Consorcio Alstom Brasil Ltda. – Toshiba do Brasil Ltda.; Consorcio VSI (Voith Hydro Lta. de Brasil – Voith Hydro K.K. de Japon – Siemens S.A. de Colombia – Isolux Ingenieria S.A. de Argentina); and Industrias Metalurgicas Pescarmona S.A. – IMPSA de Argentina for the competition to equip Yguazu, also spelled Iguazu and Iguacu in the neighboring countries.

The firms are competing to supply and install two 103-MW turbine-generators and to design, supply, and install a 45-kilometer, 220-kilovolt transmission line at Yguazu Dam, a storage facility built on the Iguacu River in 1977 to provide water to the reservoir of the 210-MW Acaray project.

Solicitation documents may be obtained from the ANDE Internet site under www.ande.gov.py/contrataciones/licitaciones_inter.asp.

Bids are due May 9. For information, contact Charles Quevedo, Administracion Nacional de Electricidad (ANDE), Av. Espana 1268, Asuncion 604 Paraguay; (595) 217-2947; E-mail: charles_quevedo@ande.gov.py; Internet: www.ande.gov.py.

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