Africa

Guinea power sector work includes 75-MW Garafiri

Utility Electricite de Guinee plans to seek equipment, rehabilitation work, and consulting services to improve its electricity sector, including the 75-MW Garafiri hydroelectric project.

The government of Guinea has requested US$7.2 million from the World Bank’s International Development Association and another US$4.5 million from the Global Environment Facility to improve the effectiveness of its electricity sector.

The government-owned utility plans to seek materials, equipment, and rehabilitation work to improve the nation’s distribution system and generating facilities, including hydroelectric production equipment for Garafiri, which is being built on the Konkoure River.

Guinea also plans to seek consulting services to assist with engineering and technical supervision, an external audit of the program, energy efficiency, business sector planning, power sector policy, and information system integration.

Prospective bidders who wish to be included on a mailing list for invitations to bid are invited to contact the address below. For information, contact Directeugeneral Morlaye Bangoura, Electricite de Guinee, BP 1463, Cite Chemin de Fe, Conakry, Guinea; (224) 6025-3120; Fax: (224) 3041-5147; E-mail: [email protected]