Welsh capital seeks 400-kW Radyr Weir hydro project for 19th century weir

Radyr Weir Hydropower Project

The City of Cardiff Council invites expressions of interest to construct the 400-kW Radyr Weir hydropower project utilizing a 19th century weir owned by the Welsh capital city.

The project would utilize Archimedes screw turbines installed on the weir built sometime before 1875. The weir includes existing fish passage operated by Natural Resources Wales.

Work would include design, construction and operation and maintenance of a new channel, turbines, new fish passage and associated infrastructure on the Taff River in Wales. The work is valued at 2.2 million pounds (US$3.59 million).

Expression of interest documents may be obtained upon registration at the Welsh procurement Internet site http://appswales.alito.co.uk, tender No. 10799CCC. Cardiff plans to request bids about October 29 from a shortlist of at least five firms.

Expressions of interest are due by noon October 13. For information, contact City of Cardiff Council, County Hall Atlantic Wharf, Natalie Noble, Commissioning and Procurement, CF10 4UW Cardiff, United Kingdom; (44) 2920873732; E-mail: natalie.noble@cardiff.gov.uk; Internet: https://www.cardiff.gov.uk/ENG/Pages/default.aspx.

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