Portugal again offers concession for 77-MW Pinhosao

Portugal’s water agency, Instituto da Agua (Inag), seeks proposals for a concession to design, build, and operate the 77-MW Pinhosao hydroelectric project on the Vouga River. Bids are due October 27.

Inag previously took bids in June for concessions to build both Pinhosao and 72-MW Girabolhos on the Mondego River. (HNN 4/23/08)

Pinhosao 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. Utility Energias de Portugal said July 17 it won a concession auction to build and operate the 256-MW Fridao on the Tamega River and 136-MW Alvito on the Ocreza River. (HNN 7/18/08)

Bid documents for Pinhosao, in Portuguese, may be obtained in digital format from the address below upon payment of 3,000 euros (US$4,701).

Bids, in Portuguese, are due by 4:30 p.m. October 27. 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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