Assessment sought for Ethiopia’s 1,870-MW Gilgel Gibe 3

The World Bank seeks expressions of interest from consultants to perform an economic, financial, and technical assessment of the 1,870-MW Gilgel Gibe 3 hydroelectric project, under construction on Ethiopia’s Omo River. Responses are due July 7.

The government of Ethiopia has asked the World Bank, European Investment Bank, and African Development Bank to consider funding the project. The World Bank seeks the independent assessment to support the banks’ decision making.

Ethiopian Electric Power Corp. (EEPCo) previously awarded an engineering-procurement-construction contract for Gilgel Gibe 3 to Salini Costruttori SpA of Italy. It recently took bids to supply electro-mechanical equipment and also called for bids to construct transmission lines. (HNN 6/5/08)

Expressions of interest and qualifications, in English, are due by July 7, electronically via the World Bank’s eConsultant Internet site, www.worldbank.org/wbgeconsultant. The bank plans to seek bids from short-listed firms.

For information, contact Pankaj Gupta, World Bank, 1818 H St., N.W., Washington, DC 20433 USA; (1) 202-473-6188; E-mail: pgupta2@worldbank.org.

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