Ecuador reissues call to supervise building 115-MW Delsitanisagua

Ecuador utility Corporacion Electrica del Ecuador (Celec) has reissued a call for bids to supervise construction of the 115-MW Delsitanisagua hydroelectric project on Ecuador's Zamora River. Bids now are due October 17.

Celec previously called for bids in June for the work. The government of Ecuador signed a US$215 million contract with Hydrochina Corp. in 2011 for construction of Delsitanisagua in Zamora Chinchipe Province.

Hydrochina is responsible for design, equipment procurement, civil construction, equipment installation, and commissioning of the project, which includes a 34-meter-tall, 135-meter-long dam; a powerhouse with two 57.6-MW turbine-generators; and a 36-kilometer transmission line.

Celec now seeks bids for supervision of the detailed engineering, civil works construction, and equipment supply, installation, and testing. The latest solicitation increases the budget for the work to US$15.1 million from the previous US$13.3 million. The work is to require 48 months.

Tender documents may be obtained from Ecuador's solicitation Internet site, under

Bids are due by 4 p.m. October 17. They are to be submitted via and delivered at the same time to Secretaria de la Comision Tecnica, Unidad de Negocio CELEC EP - GENSUR, Calles Mariana de Jesus y Pichincha esquina, Urbanizacion El Prado, Ciudad de Loja, Ecuado.

For information, contact Celec EP, Av. 6 de Diciembre N26-235 y Av. Orellana, Quito, Ecuador; (593) 2-2231344; E-mail:; Internet:

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