Peru pre-qualifies builders for 530-MW Majes-Siguas

Peru’s investment agency, ProInversion, invites applications for pre-qualification to build the 530-MW Majes-Siguas irrigation and hydroelectric complex. Responses are due November 9.

A notice from ProInversion, reported by Business News Americas, said the agency would release the names of pre-qualified firms November 16. It said ProInversion has yet to set a schedule for pre-qualified bidders to submit final offers. The agency delayed an earlier bid date of August 31. (HNN 6/5/06)

Majes-Siguas is the second stage of the Majes project, which began a decade ago with construction of Condoroma Dam. It has three components, construction of Angostura Dam and a 16-kilometer water tunnel, irrigation infrastructure to supply 42,000 hectares, and construction of the 98-MW Tarucani, 116-MW Lluta, and 316-MW Lluclla hydroelectric plants on the Siguas River.

ProInversion previously said two Peruvian and three foreign companies had bought rights to participate in the concession auction.

Already under way is a request for bids by November 17 from engineering consultants to assist in concession tendering for a portion of the irrigation and hydroelectric complex. (HNN 10/10/06)

For information, see ProInversion’s Internet site,, or contact ProInversion, Mario Hernandez Rubinos, Jefe de Proyectos Hidroenergeticos y de Irrigacion, Paseo de la Republica No. 3361, Edificio Petroperu, Piso 9, San Isidro, Lima, Peru; (51) 1-6121200, extension 1327; E-mail:,

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