Portugal utility seeks 1.134-MW Ribeira Grande in Azores Islands

Utility Empresa de Electricidade e Gaz seeks bids for construction of the 1.134-MW Ribeira Grande hydro project in the Portugal-owned Azores Islands. Bids are due July 28.

The project includes construction of three dams on Ferreiro River, Grande River, and a tributary, plus an intake on a second tributary on Flores Island in the Azores group in the mid-Atlantic. The work includes construction of a powerhouse including two 567-kW Pelton turbines, other electro-mechanical and hydro-mechanical equipment, and automation.

Bid documents may be obtained until 5 p.m. July 4 from the address below for 500 euros (US$777) by cash or check to Empresa de Electricidade e Gaz.

Bids, in Portuguese, are due by 5 p.m. July 28. For information, contact Luis Manuel Barreiro Gomes, Empresa de Electricidade e Gaz, Rua Francisco Pereira Ataide No. 4, P-9504-535, Ponta Delgada, Portugal; (351) 296-202129; Fax: (351) 296-202399; E-mail: lmbgomes@eda.pt.

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