Three Chinese consortiums have
qualified to continue the discussions on starting the project of the
hydroelectric power plant in Tarniţa, Cluj County.
The list of pre-qualified investors,
after considering the pre-qualification documents contains the
following three consortia of companies: China Gezhouba Group Company Limited -
Wu Lingpower Corporation Limited, China Huadian Engineering Co. LTD.
- Guizhou Wujiang Hydropower Development Co. Huaneng Lancang River
Hydropower LTD and Inc. - Hydrolancang International Energy Co. LTD.
"After analyzing the documents
submitted by investors interested in building the Tarniţa –
Lăpuşteşti project, we qualified three consortia, thus the first
phase was completed. The negotiation phase of preliminary non-binding
offers will follow. The project Tarniţa - Lăpuşteşti is a
strategic project of national interest, an important investment for
Romania's energy security "- said Ovidiu Demetrescu, General
Manager of Hydro Project Tarniţa SA.
According to the investor selection
procedure finalized in August 2015 the three consortia that met the
criteria required by the pre-qualification documentation, may
participate in the next stages of the selection procedure investors.
Such pre-qualified investors will be invited to the negotiations with
preliminary non-binding offers, on the basis of tenders submitted by
them. Depending on the results, the company Hidro Tarniţa SA, will
develop the terms of reference final document that will contain all
the elements and conditions for the binding final offer, which
pre-qualified investors will be invited to submit. After completing
the last stage - the conduct of the tender offer enclosed in a sealed
envelope investor will appoint a winner, who will sign all documents
necessary for the participation in the hydroelectric project Tarniţa
- Lăpuşteşti. This project is declared to be a strategic objective of national interest, essential for balancing the
National Energy System. The construction of the hydroelectric plant
Tarniţa-Lăpuşteşti requires a green-field investment estimated at
around one billion euros. The plant Tarniţa - Lăpuşteşti will be
located in northwestern Romania, about 30 km from the city of Cluj
Napoca, Somesul Cald river valley.