Paraguay reopens bidding to build 206-MW Yguazu hydroelectric project

Yguazu Hydropower Project

Paraguay utility Administracion Nacional de Electricidad (ANDE) has relaunched bidding for civil and hydro-mechanical works of the 206-MW Yguazu hydroelectric project on Paraguay's border with Argentina and Brazil. Bids are due April 1.

ANDE voided 2011 tendering to supply generating equipment and a transmission line for Yguazu, finding bidders failed to meet requirements or exceeded the estimated project cost.

The Yguazu hydro project is to feature two 103-MW turbine-generators and a 45-kilometer, 220-kilovolt transmission line at Yguazu Dam, spelled Iguazu and Iguacu in the neighboring countries. The dam is a storage facility built on the Iguacu River in 1977 to provide water to the reservoir of the 210-MW Acaray project.

The new solicitation calls for construction of Lot 2, civil and hydro-mechanical works. Solicitation documents may be obtained from Paraguay's procurement Internet site under https://www.contrataciones.gov.py/sicp/llamado/llamadoPublico.seam?llamadoId=SmuOGsktKfg=&conversationPropagation=end&actionMethod=llamado%2FbusquedaLlamado.xhtml%3AllamadoPublicoAction.initFromGridPublico.

Questions may be submitted until February 28. Bids are due by 9 a.m. April 1.

For information, contact Andres Ramirez Benitez, Responsable de la UOC, Administracion Nacional de Electricidad (ANDE), Av. Espana 1268, Asuncion 604 Paraguay; (595) 217-2947; E-mail: andres_ramirez@ande.gov.py; Internet: www.ande.gov.py, www.ande.gov.py/interna_contrataciones.php?id=617.



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