UPDATE – Canada utility extends bid date for 36-MW Island Pond

Newfoundland &Labrador Hydro has extended the deadline for proposals for engineering studies of the 36-MW Island Pond hydroelectric project on Canada’s Newfoundland Island. The new deadline is July 6.

The utility seeks to supplement 1988 and 1997 studies with new engineering studies, site surveys, geotechnical investigations, and schedules and estimates. The contractor also would prepare a project and construction schedule, and estimate the project’s capital cost. Work is to be complete by the end of December.

The site is 50 kilometers south of Millertown, within the Bay d’Espoir hydroelectric system on the island of Newfoundland. Island Pond would use flows from Meelpaeg Reservoir to utilize 25 meters of head between the reservoir and Crooked Lake. It is expected to generate an average of 188 gigawatt-hours annually.

The request for proposals, RFP 2006-32592, may be obtained from the utility’s Internet site: www.nlh.nl.ca under Vendors, Tender Information, and Current Tenders. Proposals, to the attention of the “Manager of Supply Chain Management, RFP for Engineering Studies for Island Pond Hydroelectric Development,” are due to the address below by 3 p.m. July 6.

For information, contact Allan Parsons, Supply Chain Management Department, Newfoundland &Labrador Hydro, 500 Columbus Drive, P.O. Box 12400, St. John’s, Newfoundland A1B 4K7 Canada; (1) 709-737-1761; E-mail: aparsons@nlh.nl.ca.

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