Portugal water agency seeks mini-hydro at water treatment plant

Portugal water utility Aguas do Algarve S.A. seeks bids for construction of a mini-hydropower plant at its Alcantarilha water treatment plant. Bids are due October 9.

Aguas do Algarve plans for installation of a mini-hydro plant in the raw water intake conduit to the Alcantarilha plant as well as the infrastructure to link the plant to the electricity network.

The project is expected to generate 1.87 million kWh per year beginning in 2010, the agency said.

Aguas do Algarve seeks civil construction as well as supply and installation of equipment for an expected price of 900,000 euros (US$1.3 million).

Bid documents in Portuguese may be obtained from the address below until September 23 for 450 euros (US$664) by cash or check. Bids are due by 6 p.m. October 9.

For information, contact Aguas do Algarve S.A., Rua do Repouso No. 10, Attn.: Eng. Artur Jose de Campos Duarte Ribeiro, Administrador, P-8000-302 Faro, Portugal; (351) 289-899070; Fax: (351) 289-899079; E-mail: geral@aguasdoalgarve.pt; Internet: www.aguasdoalgarve.pt.

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