Portugal’s water agency, Instituto da Agua (Inag), seeks proposals for concessions to build the 77-MW Pinhosao and 72-MW Girabolhos hydroelectric projects. Bids are due June 17.
Pinhosao is to be built on the Vouga River, with Girabolhos slated for the Mondego River.
The projects are 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. Inag previously called for bids by June 30 for four other projects, 112-MW Gouvaes, 113-MW Padroselos, 90-MW Alto Tamega, and 109-MW Daivoes, on the Alto Tamega River. (HNN 4/2/08)
The other new projects are 163-MW Fridao, 78-MW Almourol, 48-MW Alvito, and 234-MW Foz Tua. The five hydro project expansions in the national program are 248-MW Picote 2 (HNN 11/14/07), 191-MW Bemposta 2 (HNN 3/19/08), 240-MW Alqueva 2 (HNN 4/23/08), 170-MW Baixo Sabor (HNN 3/20/08), and 70-MW Ribeiradio. (HNN 2/7/08)
Bid documents, in Portuguese, may be obtained in digital format from the address below upon payment of 10,000 euros (US$15,990).
Bids, in Portuguese, are due by 4:30 p.m. June 17. 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: email@example.com; Internet: www.inag.pt.