Paraguay extends bidding to equip 206-MW Yguazu

Paraguay utility Administracion Nacional de Electricidad (ANDE) has extended bidding by pre-qualified firms to supply generating equipment and a transmission line for the 206-MW Yguazu hydroelectric project on Paraguay's border with Argentina and Brazil. Bids are due May 9.

ANDE previously pre-qualified Consorcio Andritz Hydro GmbH - CIE S.A. - Engevix Engenharia S.A.; Consorcio Alstom Brasil Ltda. - Toshiba do Brasil Ltda.; Consorcio VSI (Voith Hydro Lta. de Brasil - Voith Hydro K.K. de Japon - Siemens S.A. de Colombia - Isolux Ingenieria S.A. de Argentina); and Industrias Metalurgicas Pescarmona S.A. - IMPSA de Argentina for the competition to equip Yguazu, also spelled Iguazu and Iguacu in the neighboring countries.

The firms are competing to supply and install two 103-MW turbine-generators and to design, supply, and install a 45-kilometer, 220-kilovolt transmission line at Yguazu Dam, a storage facility built on the Iguacu River in 1977 to provide water to the reservoir of the 210-MW Acaray project.

Solicitation documents may be obtained from the ANDE Internet site under

Bids are due May 9. For information, contact Charles Quevedo, Administracion Nacional de Electricidad (ANDE), Av. Espana 1268, Asuncion 604 Paraguay; (595) 217-2947; E-mail:; Internet:

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