Peru seeks hydrological equipment for hydropower sites

Peru’s energy and mines ministry seeks bids to supply automatic hydrological system and measurement equipment for hydropower purposes in the Maranon and Huallaga River basins. Bids are due January 12, 2011.

With funding from the World Bank’s International Bank for Reconstruction and Development and Global Environment Facility, Peru plans to implement a rural electrification program. In 2009, it recruited consultants to assess Peru’s national hydroelectric potential with particular attention to small and medium-sized projects.

The Direccion General de Electrificacion Rural of the Ministerio de Energia y Minas seeks bids for supply, installation, and commissioning of automatic hydrological system and measurement equipment for hydropower purposes. Work is to include provision of equipment for 12 automatic hydrological stations, equipment for satellite ground stations, implementation of a control center, provision of two current meters, and training for operation of the system.

The Maranon River Basin is the site of proposed projects including the six-plant, 9,000-MW Corina project and the 96-MW Maranon project. The Huallaga River Basin is the site of proposed projects including 360-MW Chaglla and 372-MW Huallaga.

Tender documents may be obtained from the address below until December 6 for 50 soles (US$18) payable in cash to the Ventanilla de Recepcion de Documentos of the Direccion General de Electrificacion Rural at the address below.

Bids are due by 3 p.m. January 12. For information, contact Direccion General de Electrificacion Rural, Direccion de Fondos Concursables, Ministerio de Energia y Minas, Av. Las Artes Sur No. 260, San Borja, Lima, Peru; (51) 1-4761549; Fax: (51) 1-4761551; E-mail: asausa@minem.gob.pe, lvilchez@minem.gob.pe, rlavera@minem.gob.pe; Internet: www.minem.gob.pe.

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