Kazakhstan seeks equipment upgrade at 100-MW Shardarinskaya

Hydro operator JSC Shardarinskaya HPP seeks bids to replace and upgrade equipment at the 100-MW Shardarinskaya hydroelectric project in southern Kazakhstan. Bids are due December 25.

Shardarinskaya HPP has received a loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development for rehabilitation of Shardarinskaya (also called Shardara) on the Syr-Darya River.

The hydro operator seeks replacement of runners and all essential parts for four Kaplan turbines with rated output of 31.5 MW each for total new installed capacity of 126 MW.

Other work includes replacement of governors and 35-megavolt-ampere generators, supply of static excitation systems and cooling water system, refurbishment of drainage and dewatering system, and all civil work for replacement and refurbishment work. The contract also is to include replacement or refurbishment of components of the control, protection, and electrical auxiliaries.

Tender documents in English and Russian may be obtained from the address below for 100 euros (US$129) or 19,387 tenge to Bank Centercredit, Shymkent, Kazakhstan, Swift Code: KCJBKZKX, Beneficiary: JSC Shardarinskaya HPP, Account No. KZ368560000000522078, PHH: 581 600 006 487, KBE: 17, (BIN) 980940000552, Correspondent bank: Deutsche Bank AG, Frankfurt, Swift Code: DEUTDEFF, Account No. 949 937 7.

A mandatory site visit is scheduled October 25, followed by a pre-bid meeting October 26. First stage technical bids are due by 3 p.m. December 25.

For information, contact JSC Shardarinskaya HPP, 13 Elmuratov St., Shardara City 161400 South-Kazakhstan Region, Kazakhstan; (7) 7253-521653; Fax: (7) 7253-521145; E-mail: sharges@mail.ru.

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