Portugal utility seeks equipment bids for 170-MW Baixo Sabor

Utility Energias de Portugal (EDP) seeks bids to supply equipment for the 170-MW Baixo Sabor pumped-storage project on the Sabor River in northern Portugal. Bids are due July 31.

EDP previously called for bids for civil construction of Baixo Sabor after the European Commission withdrew its environmental opposition to the 354 million euro (US$484 million) project. (HNN 9/12/07)

The utility seeks all equipment for the project, including reversible turbine-generators, hydro-mechanical equipment, transformers, command and control equipment, and auxiliary equipment. Baixo Sabor is to include a 123-meter-tall double arch dam, a 45-meter-tall gravity dam, and a powerhouse containing two turbine-generators. It is expected to go on line in late 2012 or early 2013.

Bid documents in digital format may be obtained from the address below for 2,500 euros (US$3,896) in cash or crossed check to EDP – Gestao da Producao de Energia SA.

Bids, in Portuguese are due by 5 p.m. July 31. For information, contact EDP – Gestao da Producao de Energia SA, Rua do Bolhao, 36, 3 Andar, Attn.: Antonio Abreu Aguiar, Director de Projecto, P-4000-111 Porto, Portugal; (351) 22-0013214; Fax: (351) 22-0013509; E-mail: antonioabreu.aguiar@edp.pt; Internet: www.edp.pt.

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