Albania seeks gates, stoplogs to rehabilitate three projects

TIRANA, Albania 11/29/11 (PennWell) -- Korporata Elektroenergjetike Shqiptare (KESH) seeks bids for spillway gates and stoplogs as part of the rehabilitation of the 500-MW Fierza, 600-MW Komani, and 250-MW Vau i Dejes hydroelectric projects, all on Albania's Drin River.

A site visit is scheduled December 12-16, with bids due January 16, 2012.

The Albanian power corporation took bids in 2009 for replacement of substation equipment at the three projects. The spillway work is on KESH's list of high priority dam safety work for the three hydropower stations, which supply 95 percent of Albania's power.

KESH now seeks design, manufacturing, testing, installation, and commissioning for:
o Fierza Spillway Tower 3, spillway gate structure and one set of winches, stoplog structure and one set of winches, demolition and construction of new gate room structure;
o Fierza Spillway Tower 4, spillway gate structure and one set of winches, stoplog structure and one set of winches;
o Fierza Spillways, power supply, control, and monitoring;
o Komani Spillway Tunnel 3, spillway gate structure and servomotor, stoplog structure and two sets of winches;
o Komani Spillway Tunnel 4, spillway gate structure and servomotor, stoplog structure and two sets of winches;
o Komani Spillways, power supply, control, and monitoring;
o Vau i Dejes Zadea Spillway, gates structure and two sets of winches, stoplog structure and lifting mechanism;
o Vau i Dejes Qyrsaq Spillway, construction three sets of stoplog support structures, stoplog and one set of winches, gate structure and three sets of winches;
o Vau i Dejes Zadea Spillways, power supply;
o Vau i Dejes Qyrsaq Spillways, power supply;
o Vau i Dejes, control and monitoring.

A site visit and pre-bid meeting are scheduled for December 12-16. Tender documents may be obtained from the address below for 500 euros (US$674) by direct deposit to Raiffeisen Bank, Tirana, Albania, Account No. 800 300 4407, IBAN AL50 2021 1013 0000 0080 0300 4407 SWIFT SGSBALTX Account Name: KESH/Projekti i Ristrukturimit te Sektorit Energjetik.

Bids are due to the address below by noon January 16. For information, contact Project Director Marialis Celo, Korporata Elektroenergjetike Shqiptare, KESH, Project Management Unit, Rehabilitation and Dam Safety Projects, Blloku Vasil Shanto, Tirana, Albania; Tel/Fax: (355) 4-2262148; E-mail: celom@kesh.com.al; Internet: www.kesh.com.al.



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