Paraguay seeks bids to construct 206-MW Yguazu hydroelectric project

Paraguay utility Administracion Nacional de Electricidad (ANDE) seeks bids for civil and hydro-mechanical construction of the 206-MW Yguazu hydroelectric project on Paraguay’s border with Argentina and Brazil. Bids are due September 15.

ANDE seeks bids from pre-qualified bidders since relaunching bidding last year for civil and hydro-mechanical works of the project. It also took bids last year to supply electro-mechanical equipment for Yguazu, on the Iguacu River on Paraguay’s border with Argentina and Brazil.

ANDE voided 2011 tendering to supply generating equipment and a transmission line for Yguazu, finding bidders failed to meet requirements or exceeded the estimated project cost.

The Yguazu hydro project is to feature two 103-MW turbine-generators and a 45-kilometer, 220-kilovolt transmission line at Yguazu Dam, spelled Iguazu and Iguacu in the neighboring countries. The dam is a storage facility built in 1977 to provide water to the reservoir of the 210-MW Acaray project.

ANDE pre-qualified six firms in June for the civil and hydro-mechanical works but did not disclose their names. It now seeks bids from the firms for construction of Lot 2, civil and hydro-mechanical works. Solicitation documents may be obtained from Paraguay’s procurement Internet site under

Questions may be submitted until August 18. Bids are due by 9 a.m. September 15.

For information, contact Heddy Carolina Alegre Alonso, Directora de Contrataciones Publicas, Administracion Nacional de Electricidad, Sede Central de ANDE, Av. Espana 1268, y Padre Cardozo, Dpto. De Licitaciones, Asuncion 604 Paraguay; (595) 217-2947; E-mail:; Internet:

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