Roundup: Reservoir EIA tenders, Fundación Chile, Esval cooperation agreement

- Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Roundup: Reservoir EIA tenders, Fundación Chile, Esval cooperation agreement

The waterworks division of Chile's public works ministry (MOP) has tendered an EIA for the Livilcar reservoir in northernmost region XV.

Interested firms have until May 19 to present technical and economic bids for the project, with technical bids due to be opened the same day.

The study has a reference price of 200mn pesos (US$415,000) and economic offers will be opened May 31, according to the tender document published on state procurement website Mercadopublico.

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MOP is scheduled to award the tender June 30.

The Livilcar reservoir will require an estimated investment of some 35bn pesos, BNamericas reported previously.

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MOP's waterworks division has also tendered an EIA for the US$80mn Chironta reservoir in region XV.

Technical and economic bids are due May 19 with technical bids to be opened the same day, according to the tender document.

Economic offers will be opened May 31 and MOP is scheduled to award the tender June 30.

No reference price has been set for the study.

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Chilean technology transfer foundation Fundación Chile, region V water utility Esval and Jiao Tong University in Shanghai have signed a strategic cooperation agreement.

The agreement aims to improve infrastructure and technical capability for treatment of domestic and industrial wastewater, a Fundación Chile release said.

As the first step in the partnership, Esval will carry out a pilot project using technology that allows for a significant reduction in the sludge created during the treatment process.