Portugal again offers concession for 72-MW Girabolhos

Portugal’s water agency, Instituto da Agua (Inag), seeks proposals for a concession to design, build, and operate the 72-MW Girabolhos hydroelectric project on the Mondego River. Bids are due October 20.

Inag previously took bids in June for concessions to build both Girabolhos and 77-MW Pinhosao on the Vouga River. (HNN 4/23/08) Inag also has resolicited bids for Pinhosao. (HNN 7/25/08)

Girabolhos is among ten new projects, and five hydro project expansions, included in Portugal’s national program of dams with high hydropower potential, Programa Nacional de Barragens com Elevado Potencial Hidroelectrico.

Bid documents for Girabolhos, in Portuguese, may be obtained in digital format from the address below upon payment of 1,000 euros (US$1,548).

Bids, in Portuguese, are due by 4:30 p.m. October 20. For information, contact Departamento de Ordenamento e Regulacao do Dominio Hidrico, Instituto da Agua, Av. Almirante Gago Coutinho, 30-Piso 14, Lisbon 1049-066 Portugal; (351) 218430426; Fax: (351) 218480933; E-mail: dsc@inag.pt; Internet: www.inag.pt.

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