Copasa tenders US$112mn wastewater treatment plant expansion

Monday, February 7, 2011

Brazil's Minas Gerais state utility Copasa (Bovespa: CSMG3) has launched an 188mn-real tender to expand the Ribeirão Arrudas wastewater treatment plant in Minas Gerais state capital Belo Horizonte.

The 36-month contract involves work that will bring the facility's treatment capacity up to 3,375m3/s.

Bid clarifications may be requested until February 23 and proposals must be submitted on February 25, according to a procurement notice published on the company website.

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Copasa also called two other tenders for 12-month projects.

Budgeted at 2.96mn reais, the first involves installing sewerage connections in the city of Contagem while the other, worth 2.74mn reais, involves maintenance work on Coronel Fabriciano and Timóteo municipal water supply systems.

Clarifications may be requested until March 8 and proposals must be submitted on March 10.

Copasa provides potable water and sewerage services to 14.2mn and 8.87mn people, respectively.