Iceland utility seeks transformers for 80-MW Budarhals

REYKJAVIK, Iceland 1/23/12 (PennWell) -- Iceland utility Landsvirkjun seeks bids to supply transformers for the 80-MW Budarhals hydroelectric project, under construction on Iceland's Tungnaa and Kaldakvisl rivers. Bids are due February 9.

Landsvirkjun awarded three contracts for Budarhals in 2011, to Istak for civil works, Voith Hydro Gmbh & Co. for electro-mechanical equipment, and Montavar Metalna Nova d.o.o. for gates and penstocks. To be completed in late 2013, Budarhals includes Spordalda Reservoir, two rockfill dams, spillway, 4-kilometer headrace tunnel, surge basin, steel-lined penstocks, tailrace canal, and concrete powerhouse containing two 40-MW Kaplan turbines.

Landsvirkjun now seeks bids to furnish and install two shell-type transformers to act as generator step-up transformers at the hydro plant.

Tender documents may be obtained until 4 p.m. February 8 from the address below for 3,000 kronur (US$24.15). Payments in kronur are payable to Nyi Landsbanki, Hamraborg, 200 Kopavogur, Iceland, IBAN: IS26 0130 26 802266 4202691299, SWIFT: NBIIISRE. Payments in euros are payable to Arion Bank, Borgatun, 105 Reykjavik, Iceland, IBAN: IS29 0358 36 000533 4202691299, SWIFT: ESJAISRE. Payments in dollars are payable to Arion Bank, Borgatun, 105 Reykjavik, Iceland, IBAN: IS40 0358 36 000525 4202691299, SWIFT: ESJAISRE.

Bids, in English or Icelandic, are due by 2 p.m. February 9. For information, contact Landsvirkjun, Purchasing Dept., Attn: Petur Petursson, Haaleitisbraut 68, 103 Reykjavik, Iceland; (354) 5159000; Fax: (354) 5159006; E-mail:; Internet:

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