Peru seeks engineering consultant for 530-MW Majes-Siguas

Peru’s investment agency, ProInversion, seeks bids from engineering consultants to assist in concession tendering for a portion of the 530-MW Majes-Siguas irrigation and hydroelectric complex. Responses are due November 17.

ProInversion seeks an engineering consultant to revise, update, and optimize existing studies for the first of four components of the second stage of Majes-Siguas, the development of hydraulic and irrigation infrastructure to supply water to 38,000 hectares of land in the Pampas of Siguas. (HNN 6/5/06) The agency seeks recalculation of direct and indirect costs and an examination of hydric balance in relation to delivery of water to the irrigation zones.

Majes-Siguas includes construction of Angostura Dam and a 16-kilometer water tunnel, irrigation infrastructure, and, in a later component, 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 an auction to build Angostura Dam, the TrasAndino Tunnel, and the water distribution and irrigation network.

Peru has approved US$120 million in co-financing for construction of Angostura Dam. Private investors are to supply the remainder of the US$280 million investment in the dam, near the confluence of the Hornillos and Apurimac rivers. The power plants reportedly are to require another US$500 million investment.

Bidding documents for engineering consultants may be obtained from the ProInversion Internet site, www.proinversion.gob.pe. Three-part bids, containing qualifications, technical proposals, and economic proposals, are due by 10 a.m. November 17. Qualified bidders are to be announced and technical proposals opened November 21.

For information, see ProInversion’s Internet site, www.proinversion.gob.pe, 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: consultortecnico_majessiguas2@proinversion.gob.pe, mhernandez@proinversion.gob.pe.

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