Peru to award Alto Piura supervision contract this week

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

The Peruvian government plans to award on November 14 the contract to supervise first phase work at the Peihap multipurpose hydro project.

Technical proposals and legal documents for the project in the northern Alto Piura basin will be evaluated on November 12 and economic proposals will be opened the following day, Piura regional president Javier Atkins said.

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The Piura regional government delayed the bidding process from an earlier schedule after the comptroller's office requested more information about the project, Atkins told state news agency Andina. Project costs will be updated this week, he said.

Three consortiums plan to bid: Consorcio Supervisor Hidráulico (Acruta & Tapia Ingenieros-Motlima Consultores-Peyco, Estudios y Construcciones), Consorcio Supervisor Río Huancabamba (Energoprojekt Hidroinzenjering-Tecnica and Lahmeyer Agua y Energía) and Consorcio Trasandino (Acciona Ingeniería-Oficina de Ingeniería y Servicios Técnicos).

The winner will oversee construction of the Sur dam and trans-Andean water tunnel, according to bidding rules from the Organization of Ibero-American States. The reference budget for the 1,946-day contract is 39.8mn soles (US$14mn).

Peihap is designed to channel water from the Huancabamba river to the Alto Piura basin to irrigate 50,000ha. A subsequent phase would involve power generation by the Cashapite and Gramadal 150MW power plants.

BNamericas will host its 11th Southern Cone Energy Summit in Lima, Peru, on November 12-13. Click here to download the agenda.