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.
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.