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Pyrénées-Atlantiques

(pērānā`-zätläNtēk`), department (1990 pop. 581,300), SW France; formerly Basses-Pyrénées dept. PauPau
, city (1990 pop. 83,928), capital of Pyrénées-Atlantiques dept., SW France, at the foot of the Pyrenees. It is a major year-round tourist center, renowned for its spa and winter sports, as well as its scenery.
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Pyrénées-Atlantiques

 

(formerly Basses-Pyrénées), a department in southwestern France, bordering on Spain and the Bay of Biscay. Area, 7,700 sq km. Population, 529,000 (1973). The capital is Pau. In 1968 some 24 percent of the work force was engaged in agriculture, and 23 percent was employed in industry. Cattle and sheep are raised in the mountains, and wheat and corn are grown in the foothills. There are also orchards and vineyards.

Of nationwide importance is the extraction of natural gas in the Lacq region, which produced 10.5 billion cu m in 1972. The gas is used to operate thermoelectric power plants and chemical plants. There is also an aluminum plant. The department’s industrial centers are Bayonne (aircraft), Pau (machine building, textiles, and footwear), and Oloron-Ste. Marie (berets). In the department is the famous seaside and balneological resort of Biarritz.

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purchase orders Framework Agreement for the Supply and delivery of bulk fuels for road Park and Technical Agencies of the Department of Pyrenees Atlantiques.
Studies and realization of a small sum of HV and LV yards installation and removal of overhead electrical networks and installation of underground electrical networks and stations without supply of equipment, as well as network operations work with constraints response times, corresponding to works grouped flying souterrrains the territory of the Pyrenees Atlantiques - 2016-2019 on behalf of ERDF - DR Pyrenees and Landes.
Of the 77 sites covered by this contract 68 are located in the Gironde (33), 5 sites are located in the Lot et Garonne (47), one in the Dordogne (24), 2 in the Landes (40) and one in the Pyrenees Atlantiques (64).
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This market is in the public and related facilities within the Pyrenees Atlantiques lighting market maintenance Preventive Corrective + or only Corrective facilities.
Contract notice: Maintenance services for heavy vehicles of the department of pyrenees atlantiques (6 lots)
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Benefits related to the fight against marine pollution on the coast departments of Pyrenees Atlantiques, Landes, Gironde and Charente Maritime during major crises pollution.
Work needed to repair thresholds Nay, Baudreix and Denguin in the department of Pyrenees Atlantiques.
Contract award: electrification works (excluding non-energy related), street lighting, lighting playgrounds and enhancement of public spaces, the creation of civil engineering for telecommunications networks in the member municipalities of the union of departmental of energy in the pyrenees atlantiques for 2014-2015.
Contract notice: Multiservices: troubleshooting and small development in second-work sites in the teaching service la poste departments of ariege (09), aveyron (12), haute-garonne (31), the gers (32), landes (40) lot (46) pyrenees atlantiques (64), hautes pyrenees (65), tarn (81) and tarn-et-garonne (82).