Costa Rica’s state power utility, the Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE), seeks bids to equip and construct a substation for the 305.5-MW Reventazon hydroelectric project in the Siquirres area of Costa Rica’s Limón Province. Bids are due November 11.

The Pirris Hydroelectric Dam in the Southern part of San Jose province, Costa Rica
The Pirris Hydroelectric Dam in the Southern part of San Jose province, Costa Rica

ICE took bids in June and July for a hydro consultant panel and for electro-mechanical equipment for Reventazon. It took bids in April for step-up transformers for the project.

With funding from the Inter-American Bank, the US$1.1 billion project is to include a 130-meter-tall dam, a 6.9-square-kilometer reservoir, and a 4.2 km diversion between the dam and powerhouse on the Reventazon River.

ICE now seeks bids for supply, construction, and commissioning of a 230-kilovolt transmission substation. The budget for the work is US$20 million.

 


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