Brazil tenders Rio de Janeiro port channel works

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Brazil's special ports department SEP has launched a tender for channel works at Rio de Janeiro port, according to a publication in the country's official gazette.

The contract involves developing a basic and executive plan, as well as port channel dredging, installing potable water pipelines and underwater electrical cables, and building an emergency power generation system with electricity feeders.

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Companies and consortiums should submit offers by September 30. Bidding is being carried out under the federal government's differentiated contracting system (RDC).

The tender will be available on SEP's website from Wednesday.

The work falls under phase two of the country's national dredging plan. According to a SEP release, the department is currently evaluating bids for its Santos port dredging project, while upcoming tenders are expected for the ports of Paranaguá (Paraná state), Rio Grande (Rio Grande do Sul), Meireles (Ceará) and Maceió (Alagoas).