Paraguay utility Administracion Nacional de Electricidad (ANDE) again 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 now are due June 23.
ANDE previously called for bids by May 9. It has 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 www.ande.gov.py/contrataciones/licitaciones_inter.asp.
Bids now are due June 23. For information, contact Charles Quevedo, Administracion Nacional de Electricidad (ANDE), Av. Espana 1268, Asuncion 604 Paraguay; (595) 217-2947; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Internet: www.ande.gov.py.
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