Sithe Global seeks EPC for Guyana’s 100-MW Amaila Falls

Project sponsor Sithe Global Power invites expressions of interest in an engineering-procurement-construction (EPC) contract for the 100-MW Amaila Falls hydroelectric project on the Kuribrong in west central Guyana. Responses are due April 25.

Sithe said it intends to apply for project loans from the Inter-American Development Bank and might consider other financing arrangements. Amaila Falls would be Guyana’s first major hydroelectric project. (HNN 8/20/07)

The developer invites expressions of interest and statements of qualification from EPC contractors for civil, mechanical, and electrical works associated with dams, spillways, powerhouse, switchyard, and access road improvement and new construction. A separate invitation is to be issued later for EPC construction of a transmission line, substations, and associated works.

Qualifications are to include experience as a lead EPC contractor for a hydro project of at least 100 MW in the last five years. Contractors also must exhibit sound financial capacity and proven capabilities, equipment, and facilities.

Those submitting expressions of interest might be invited to submit EPC tenders in response to a request for proposals expected to be available in May. Bidders would have three months to respond. Construction is scheduled to begin in early 2009.

Expressions of interest, on company letterhead attached to an e-mail, are due April 25 to the addresses below. For information, contact:
o Christopher Kelly, Sithe Global Power, 245 Park Ave., New York, NY 10167 USA; (1) 212-351-0057; Fax: (1) 212-351-0002; E-mail: kelly@sitheglobal.com;
o Bruno Trouille, MWH International Inc., 175 Jackson Blvd., Suite 1900, Chicago, IL 60604 USA; (1) 312-831-3224; Fax: (1) 312-831-3999; E-mail: bruno.trouille@mwhglobal.com.

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