Utility Energias de Portugal (EDP) has extended the deadline for bids to build a new powerhouse for the 240-MW Alqueva 2 pumped-storage project, an expansion of the 259.2-MW Alqueva hydroelectric project on the Guadiana River. Bids now are due April 7.
The original deadline was March 17 for construction of a new powerhouse at the multipurpose Alqueva, including a water intake, tunnels, and related works. (HNN 1/14/08) In a separate solicitation, EDP seeks bids by May 12 for turbine-generators and other equipment for the expansion project, which it identified as Alqueva Central 2. (HNN 2/15/08)
EDP agreed in October to pay a total of 636 million euros (US$907.4 million) to operate for 35 years the Alqueva and 10-MW Pedrogao projects, both on the Guadiana. (HNN 10/25/07) At that time it said it is investing another 156 million euros (US$222.5 million) to repower and expand the plants. EDP said Alqueva could be expanded another 240 MW with a pump-back feature.
Bid documents may be obtained from the address below for 2,500 euros (US$3,695). Documents will be supplied in digital format.
Bids now are due by 5 p.m. April 7. For information, contact Director do Projecto Arturo Oscar Mendes Liberal, EDP ï¿½ Gestao da Producao de Energia S.A., Rua do Bolhao 36, 3 andar, P-4000, 111 Porto, Portugal; (351) 220-013366; Fax: (351) 220-013509; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Internet: www.edp.pt.