Belgium region seeks management tools for waterways, hydropower system

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The integrated hydrologic management agency of Belgium's Wallonia Region seeks bids to provide and maintain operational tools to manage flows of waterways and the hydropower system in the region. Bids are due December 17.

Bids are sought by RW-SPW-DGO2-DGHI – Direction de la Gestion Hydrologique Integree of Wallonia, the French-speaking southern region of Belgium containing the Meuse and Sambre River basins. Among hydro projects on the Meuse are 9.15-MW Andenne, 22-MW Lixhe, 9.9-MW Ivoz-Ramet, 18-MW Monsin, 10-MW Ampsin-Neuville, and 5-MW Grand-Malades, while the 800-kW Floriffoux project is on the Sambre River. A Wallonia regional water agency took bids in 2007 to refurbish the 880-kW Nisramont hydro project.

DGHI seeks bids for maintenance of operational tools for managing flows of waterways in Wallonia including mathematical models for predicting flow rates, hydraulic generation models of water levels at dams, real-time monitoring of meteorological data, and automated control of dams, reservoirs, pumping stations, and hydroelectric projects. The work is to require 12 months.

Tender documents may be obtained from Wallonia's procurement Internet site,, or from RW-SPW-SG-DSJ – Direction du Support Juridique-mise en Ligne des Cahiers de Charges, Place de Wallonie, 1 bat. II, local 108, Contact: Louis Philippe Derock, Attn.: Etienne Claeys, 5100 Jambes, Belgium; (32) 81333159; Fax: (32) 81333133; E-mail:

Bids, in French, are due by 11 a.m. December 17. For information, contact RW-SPW-DGO2-DGHI – Direction de la Gestion Hydrologique Integree, Boulevard du Nord 8, Attn.: Philippe Dierickx, Ingenieur des Ponts et Chaussees, 5000 Namur, Belgium; (32) 81772983; Fax: (32) 81773788; E-mail:

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