Romania seeks consultants for rehab of 210-MW Stejaru

Romania utility Hidroelectrica SA invites expressions of interest from consultants to help rehabilitate and modernize the 210-MW Stejaru hydroelectric project at Bicaz Dam in Romania. Responses are due July 15.

Stejaru, the largest in a 450-MW cascade of hydro projects on the Bistrita River, has been in operation for 50 years.

The rehabilitation work is expected to cost about 110 million euros (US$152.3 million). It includes replacement of electro-mechanical equipment for six turbine-generators and related systems, and rehabilitation or replacement of hydro-mechanical equipment and penstocks. Other work includes upgrade of electrical equipment, instrumentation, controls, and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system. Contractors also would rehabilitate 110-kilovolt and 220-kV substations.

Hidroelectrica currently seeks consulting services to support its project implementation unit with project preparation, implementation, and completion. It seeks a consulting team including a hydropower expert, procurement expert, a site supervision coordinator, and short-term experts with experience in hydrology, geotechnical work, electro-mechanical engineering, information technology and telecommunications, and environmental and social issues.

Expressions of interest, in English, are to be submitted in one original and two numbered hard copies and an electronic copy on CD/DVD, labeled "Expression of Interest for PIU Consulting Services for Stejaru Hydropower Plant Refurbishment Project." Submissions are not to exceed 10 pages, plus staff resumes of four pages each.

Responses are due July 15. For information, contact Aurel Cocioran/Gabriela Rusu, S.C. Hidroelectrica SA, 3 Constantin Nacu St., Sector 2, 020995 Bucharest, Romania; (40) 213032541; Fax: (40) 213032573; E-mail:,

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