French department seeks dams rehab, fish passage construction

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France's Somme Department seeks bids to rehabilitate three dams and to construct fish passage at two of them on the Somme River. Bids are due January 31.

The Conseil General de la Somme governs public services in the Somme Department of northern France. A local utility in France's Savoy Region took bids in January to build the 3.2-MW Encombres a San Martin la Porte hydro project.

The agency seeks bids for three lots:

  • Lot 1: Site Long Superieur, rehabilitation of the dam and options to construct fish passage and install paving;
  • Lot 2: Site Long Inferieur, rehabilitation of the dam and options to reinforce or construct embankments;
  • Lot 3: Site Pendu a Amiens, rehabilitation of the dam and options to construct fish passage and to reinforce embankments.

Bids may be submitted for any or all lots, which are valued at a total of 6.6 million euros (US$9 million).

Tender specifications may be obtained from the Somme Internet site Bids, in French, also may be submitted via the website by 11 a.m. January 31.

For information, contact G. Bruxelle, Conseil General de la Somme, Departement de la Somme, DGA AED – MAB/SMP, 85 Avenue Roger Dumoulin BP 32615, 80026 Amiens, France; Internet:,

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