Haiti utility courts contractors to refurbish 54-MW Peligre

Electricite d'Haiti invites inquiries from suppliers and contractors interested in rehabilitation of the 54-MW Peligre hydroelectric project.

The Inter-American Development Bank approved a US$12.5 million grant in December to the electric utility to help fund the work. (HNN 12/5/08) The government announced a contract in 2007 to Gregory L. Morris Engineering P.S.C. of Puerto Rico to study sedimentation and to design equipment rehabilitation for Peligre.

Built in 1971, Peligre serves the Port-au-Prince area but has diminished generating capacity due to deteriorating equipment.

During a first phase, the first of three turbines and other electrical equipment are to be refurbished. The second phase of the total US$40 million project is to include rehabilitation of a second turbine and a transmission line linking Peligre to Port-au-Prince. The third phase is to include rehabilitation of the third turbine.

Proposed work is to include diagnosis of electro-mechanical equipment, including turbine-generators, controls, and auxiliaries; defining of rehabilitation to extend project life, including economic and environmental viability; and designing of a hiring strategy and solicitation documents and contracts to carry out rehabilitation.

Invitations to pre-qualify or bid are to be issued from 2009-2013 for equipment, civil work, and consulting. For information, prospective bidders are invited to contact Electricite d'Haiti, Martin Camille CANGE, Coordinnateur de Projets, Programme de remise en etat de la Centrale Hydroelectrique de Peligre, Angle Rue Chareron &Boulevard Harry Truman, Port-au-Prince, Haiti; (509) 2223-5540; E-mail: prepsel_haiti@yahoo.fr.

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