El Salvador seeks transformers for two hydropower projects

Quince de Septiembre

El Salvador utility Comision Ejecutiva Hidroelectrica del Rio Lempa (CEL) seeks bids two supply two transformers for the 180-MW Quince de Septiembre and 99.4-MW Cinco de Noviembre hydroelectric projects on El Salvador's Rio Lempa.

Site visits are planned January 7 and 8, 2013, with bids due February 11.

CEL previously took bids for slope stability analysis and reinforcement proposals for the two projects and 172.8-MW Cerron Grande, also on Rio Lempa. Cel took bids in October to construct an 80-MW expansion of Cinco de Noviembre.

The utility now seeks bids for design, manufacture, installation, testing, and commissioning of two 13.8/115 kilovolt transformers, one of 60/80/100 megavolt-amperes for Quince de Septiembre and another of 20/25 MVa for Cinco de Noviembre.

Bid documents, in Spanish, may be obtained from the address below or from the Internet at http://www.comprasal.gob.sv/moddiv/servlet/consultaDocumentos?prefijo=4106-CEL-LP 06/13&docu=BASES LP 0613.pdf. Those obtaining the documents from the Internet are to notify CEL by e-mail at the address below.

Questions are to be submitted by January 25 to the address below or by e-mail to licitaciones@cel.gob.sv. Site visits are scheduled January 7 for Cinco de Noviembre and January 8 for Quince de Septiembre. Those seeking to attend are to contact Unidad de Operaciones de la Gerencia de Produccion at (503) 2211-6318, Fax: (503) 2211-6321 not later than three days before the visit.

Bids are due by 11 a.m. February 11. For information, contact Departamento de Licitaciones de la UACI, Comision Ejecutiva Hidroelectrica del Rio Lempa, 9a Calle Poniente No. 950, Centro de Gobierno, San Salvador, El Salvador; (503) 2211-6149; Fax: (503) 2211-6243; E-mail: licitaciones@cel.gob.sv; Internet: www.cel.gob.sv.

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