Pre-qualification extended to build Bolivia's 80-MW Misicuni

Bolivia utility Empresa Nacional de Electricidad (ENDE) has extended the deadline for applications for pre-qualification to build the 80-MW Misicuni multipurpose hydroelectric project. Responses now are due March 15.
The utility previously invited pre-qualification by January 31.

The Inter-American Development Bank, which is lending US$101 million, named Canadian and Bolivian firms in February to provide support to the Misicuni multi-purpose project. RSW of Canada received a US$150,000 contract and Servicons Geotechnics of Bolivia received a US$52,600 contract. ENDE solicited other consultants in December 2010 to provide technical supervision of construction in Bolivia's Cochabamba Valley.

ENDE now invites applications for pre-qualification to build a tunnel extension, tunnel liner, surge shaft, safety valve, penstock, powerhouse with two 40-MW Pelton turbines, and a re-regulation reservoir.

Pre-qualification documents, in Spanish, may be obtained from the address below. Applications for pre-qualification now are due by 3 p.m. March 15, in a sealed envelope labeled "Solicitud de precalificacion para la Contratacion del Diseno, Suministro y Construccion de las Obras de la Central Hidroelectrica Misicuni."

For information, contact Empresa Nacional de Electricidad - ENDE, Attn.: Ing. Jose Maria Romay Bortolini, Av. Ballivian No. 503, Esquina, Mexico, Edificio Colon, 8vo Piso, Oficina 801, Casilla No. 565, Cochambamba, Bolivia; (591) 44-520317; Fax: (591) 44-520318; E-mail: jromay@ende.bo; Internet: www.ende.bo.

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