Another grid link sought from 2,040-MW Cahora Bassa to Malawi

Electricity Supply Corp. of Malawi (ESCOM) invites applications for pre-qualification to build another section of transmission line and a substation to carry 300 MW from Mozambique’s 2,040-MW Cahora Bassa hydroelectric project to consumers in Malawi. Responses are due October 25.

The World Bank approved a US$93 million credit in July for construction of a transmission line between Mozambique and Malawi. (HNN 7/19/07) In December 2006, hydro operator Hidroelectrica de Cahora Bassa won an international power supply solicitation by ESCOM.

Electricidade de Mozambique previously pre-qualified bidders for a 220-kilovolt transmission line from the Matambo, Mozambique, substation to the Malawi border; and a 220-kV extension at the Matambo substation. (HNN 5/21/07)

The two current tenders propose to seek bids for:
o A 220-kilovolt transmission line from the Mozambique-Malawi border to a new Phombeya substation in Malawi; and
o The new 220-kV Phombeya substation.

Pre-qualification documents for each contract, in English, may be obtained from the address below for US$50 in cash to Bank Account 01012505800: Standard Chartered Bank, Clements House, 27-28 Clements Lane, London EC4N 7AP, United Kingdom; IBAN No. GB04 SCBL 60910412505800, SWIFT Code: SCBLGB2L. Proof of payment and an address for delivery of documents should be sent by fax to (258) 1-822008.

In both cases, applications for pre-qualification are due by October 25 to the addresses below. Three copies go to the first address and one to the second address. Applications are to be labeled:
o �Application to Pre-qualify for: Southern Africa Power Market (APL2): Mozambique-Malawi 220 kV Interconnector Project � Design, Supply, and Installation of the 220 kV Overhead Transmission Line from the Mozambique-Malawi Border to the new Phombeya Substation-Malawi – Contract No. SAPM/MOZ-MAL/OHL-01� or
o �Application to Pre-qualify for: Southern Africa Power Market (APL2): Mozambique-Malawi 220 kV Interconnector Project � Design, Supply, and Installation of the new 220 kV Phombeya Substation (Malawi); Contract No. SAPM/MOZ-MAL/SS-01.�

For information, contact:
o Electricity Supply Corp. of Malawi (ESCOM), Attn.: Lameck Nchembe, ESCOM House, 9 Haile Selassi Road, P.O. Box 2047, Blantyre, Malawi; (265) 836-5393; Fax: (265) 182-2008; E-mail: lnchembe@escommw.com;
o Lahmeyer International GmbH, Hans Karl Dorn, Friedberger Strasse 173, 61118 Bad Vilbel, Germany; (49) 6101-551906; Fax: (49) 6101-551732.

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