Swiss seek intake, fish passage equipment to expand 93-MW Lavey hydropower project

The city of Lausanne seeks bids to supply hydro-mechanical equipment for a new intake and fish passage as part of an expansion of the 93-MW Lavey hydroelectric project in Switzerland. Documents may be requested until February 8, with bids due March 11.

Lausanne plans to add a 29-MW turbine-generator to Lavey, on the Bois-Noir River. It previously called for bids by February 22 for Lot EM-3 to supply a transformer to accommodate the expansion. It pre-qualified bidders in November for Lot EM-5 to expand and adapt the project’s control system. It also took bids in January for civil works, Lot GC-GO, and for a turbine-generator and other electro-mechanical equipment, Lot EM-1.

In Lot EM-4, the city now seeks bids for hydro-mechanical equipment for a new intake of Lavey expansion and for fish passage structures. Equipment is to include trash racks and hydraulic rake arms for the intake and attraction flow structures, cofferdams, lock valves and a distribution valve for the fish works flow channel, power, lights, and command and control for the equipment. The work is to be performed between January 2016 and July 2017.

Tender documents for Lot EM-4 may be requested from consulting engineer Stucky SA through February 8 by e-mail to Written questions may be submitted until February 18.

Bids, in French, are due by 10 a.m. March 11. For information, contact Brendan Quigley, Groupement d’Ingenierie Lavey+ (GIL), Stucky SA, BG Ingenieurs Conseils SA, Compagnie Nationale du Rhone, Rue du Lac 33, 1020 Renens, Switzerland; E-mail:

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