Bolivia issues geothermal project call

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Preinvestment technical design work is scheduled to begin this year for the transmission component of Bolivia's planned Laguna Colorada geothermal power complex.

State power company Ende has issued a call for expressions of interest to carry out the IDB-financed study, documents are due by June 15, according to the procurement notice.

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Consultancy firms must have experience in the design, construction and/or supervision of transmission lines.

In addition, participants must have drafted preinvestment studies for lines of at least 230kV voltage and at least 100km in length, as well as substations with voltage of at least 230kV and 200MW.

Ende will short list six companies that will be invited to present proposals. A call to supervise the work was also launched.

In other procurement reports, the deadline to submit documents in Ende's call for expressions to design, supply, install, and start up turbines for wind farms Warnes, San Julián, and El Dorado was extended to June 30.

State generator Guaracachi annulled the tender to supervise construction and commissioning of solar plants Uyuni (60MW) and Yunchará (5MW). A reason for voiding the process was not disclosed.

Meanwhile, the governments of Bolivia and Russia confirmed interest in signing an MOU to cooperate in the development of power sector projects in the South American nation.

Bolivia's hydrocarbons ministry made the announcement following a meeting in Moscow of a bilateral economic and trade commission.