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Brazil's Amazonas prepares waterworks tender

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Brazil's Amazonas state will hold a public hearing on September 11 for last minute drafting of a tender to contract out the operation and maintenance of its Proama water supply system in state capital Manaus.

Construction of the 343mn-real (US$153mn) water supply system, which is 97% done, falls under the country's growth acceleration plan, PAC. The system is currently being operated by state water utility Cosama, which distributes water to the north and east regions of the city.

The water supply system has 39km of water main, a treatment plant with the capacity to produce 2.5m3/s coming from the Negro river, and five reservoirs which hold 5,000m3 each.

In addition, the city has 653km of distribution pipeline with 59,700 water main connections, 15 pumping stations, four reservoirs and 35,000 water tanks.


The 30-year concession will involve water storage, uptake, treatment, and distribution services until July 2045. It will be awarded based on the lowest water service fee offered. Both companies and consortiums are eligible, the documents said.

Bidders must have water storage, uptake, treatment, and distribution experience for an urban water supply system with a minimum flow rate of 1,250l/s.

Article Credit: Bnamericas

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