Study sought of Puma dam, hydroelectric project in Ecuador

Ecuador's investment agency invites expressions of interest from consultants to perform studies and design of the Puma multi-purpose water project, including a feasibility study of a hydroelectric project at Puma. Responses are due April 28.

Instituto Nacional de Preinversion seeks an updated pre-feasibility study, a feasibility study, and definitive design of the irrigation and drinking water project on seven rivers in the Santiago River Basin of Ecuador's Azuay and Canar provinces. Also included in the work is a feasibility study of the hydroelectric generation component of the project.

Puma is to include a potable water system for 92,000 people and irrigation service to 3,000 people in surrounding communities.

The studies are to define the best alternatives for regulation and operation necessary to satisfy drinking water and irrigation needs as well as the feasibility of hydropower generation. The consulting work is expected to require 10 months with a budget of US$1.68 million.

Expressions of interest and qualifications are due to the address below by 5:30 p.m. April 28. A short-list of firms is to be invited to bid for the work.

For information, contact Direccion de Gestion Tecnica, Av. Republica de El Salvador No. 1082, Edificio Mansion Blanca, Torre Londres, Piso 4, CP 170102 Quito, Ecuador; (593) 2-2469849; Fax: (593) 2-2244532; E-mail:; Internet:

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