Portugal utility seeks equipment for 13.3-MW Pedrogao 2

A unit of Portugal utility Energias de Portugal (EDP) seeks bids to supply a turbine-generator and other equipment for the 13.3-MW Central 2 do Escalao de Pedrogao hydroelectric project. Bids are due October 15.

Pedrogao 2 is a new hydroelectric development of the Alqueva multi-purpose project on Portugal’s Guadiana River.

EDP won a 35-year concession in 2007 to operate the 259.2-MW Alqueva and 10-MW Pedrogao projects, both on the Guadiana. At that time it said it would repower and expand the plants. EDP awarded a contract in 2008 to a consortium led by Alstom Hydro for turbine-generators and other equipment for the new 260-MW Alqueva 2 pumped-storage project.

For Pedrogao 2, EDP’s Empresa Hidroelectrica do Guadiana S.A. seeks bids for equipment including a Kaplan turbine and 15-megavolt-ampere generator to be installed on the intake of a pumping station owned by Empresa de Desenvolvimento e Infra-estruturas do Alqueva S.A., about 160 meters downstream from Pedrogao Dam.

Tender documents may be obtained from the address below for 2,500 euros (US$3,267) in cash or check to EDP – Gestao da Producao de Energia S.A. Documents will be supplied in digital format.

Bids in Portuguese are due by 5 p.m. October 15. For information, contact Director do Projecto Artur Oscar Mendes Liberal, EDP — Gestao da Producao de Energia S.A., Rua do Bolhao 36, 1 andar, P-4000-111 Porto, Portugal; (351) 220-013366; Fax: (351) 220-013509; E-mail: oscar.liberal@edp.pt; Internet: www.edp.pt.

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