Swiss rail system seeks hydropower equipment for 200-kW Sedrun small hydro

Switzerland’s AlpTransit Gotthard Ltd. seeks bids to supply hydropower equipment for the 200-kW Sedrun small hydro project in the Swiss Alps. A site visit is scheduled March 13 with bids due May 20.

AlpTransit, a federal railway project being built through the Alps, is planning a small hydro plant in the Sedrun Multi-Function Station of the Gotthard Base Tunnel, which is under construction. The project is unrelated to Vorderrheim AG’s 151-MW Sedrun hydroelectric project in Switzerland.

The Sedrun small hydro plant is to utilize maximum flows of 30 liters per second through a wastewater piping system of Gotthard Base Tunnel.

AlpTransit seeks bids to design, manufacture, and install a single-nozzle Pelton turbine-generator, valves, controls and monitoring, and a penstock in caverns excavated as part of the tunnel system. The work is to be performed between August 2013 and June 2016.

Tender documents may be obtained for 500 francs (US$537) from Engineering Joint Venture Gotthard Base Tunnel South, c/o Lombardi AG, Via R. Simen 19, Box 1535, Attn.: Davide Fabbri, 6648 Minusio, Switzerland; E-mail:

A site visit is scheduled March 13 at the work site in Erstfeld. Those seeking to attend must pre-register with Tina Schmassmann, (41) 91-7353160; Fax: (41) 91-7439737; E-mail: Questions may be submitted until March 20.

Bids, in German, are due May 20 to AlpTransit Gotthard AG, Zentralstrasse 5, Attn: Keyword, Los K, Kleinwasserkraftwerk MFS Sedrun, 6003 Lucerne, Switzerland. For information, see Switzerland’s SIMAP procurement Internet site under http:/


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