Swiss city seeks transformer for expansion of 93-MW Lavey hydro

The city of Lausanne seeks bids to supply a transformer to accommodate the addition of a 29-MW turbine-generator to the 93-MW Lavey hydroelectric project on the Bois-Noir River in Switzerland. A site visit is scheduled January 17, 2013, with bids due February 22.

Lausanne pre-qualified bidders in November to expand and adapt the project's control system. It also seeks bids by January 18, 2013, for civil works and electro-mechanical equipment to add the new turbine-generator to Lavey.

In Lot EM-3, the city now seeks bids to add a 125-kilovolt transformer bay to the existing substation at Lavey. The work is to be performed between November 2013 and March 2017.

Tender documents for Lot EM-3 may be obtained from consulting engineer Stucky SA at the address below through January 14. A site visit is scheduled January 17, with written questions to be submitted until January 24.

Bids, in French, are due by 10 a.m. February 22. For information, contact Brendan Quigley, Groupement d'Ingenierie Lavey+ (GIL), Stucky SA, BG Ingenieurs Conseils SA, Compagnie Nationale du Rhone, Rue du Lac 33, 1020 Renens, Switzerland; E-mail:

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