Bolivia relaunches EIS tender for US$1bn hydro

Thursday, April 13, 2017

A second international call for expressions of interest has been issued to carry out environmental impact study work for Bolivia's US$1bn 600MW Rositas hydroelectric project.

State power company Ende declared the original process void after documents submitted by three groups did not meet reference term requirements.

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Documents in the new tender are due by May 8, according to the new reference terms.

Ende also extended the bidding deadline to develop the 50MW first phase of the Oruro solar photovoltaic complex to April 25.

Earlier this week, two tenders were relaunched, one to build parts of the 280MW Ivirizu hydroelectric complex and the other to supervise construction and startup of solar plants Uyuni and Yunchará.

Meanwhile, energy minister Rafael Alarcón said a meeting is scheduled for April 18 in La Paz with representatives of Spanish company Corsán-Corviam to discuss the situation of the 200MW Miguillas hydroelectric project.

The company requested the meeting after it was notified that its construction contract may be terminated over alleged non-fulfillment of terms, Alarcón said, state news agency ABI reported.