Benin utility seeks electrical equipment for 65-MW Nangbeto

The Benin-Togo electric utility seeks bids for supply of replacement governors and voltage regulators for the 65-MW Nangbeto hydroelectric project on the Mono River. Bids are due September 24, 2009.

Communaute d’Electricite du Benin (CEB) received a US$15 million credit from the World Bank’s International Development Association (IDA) for upgrades at Nangbeto, on the border between Benin and Togo. (HydroWorld 2/16/07) Both Benin and Ghana received IDA funds to carry out emergency preparedness plans and other upgrade work at Nangbeto and two other hydro projects supporting the West Africa Power Pool.

CEB seeks supply and turnkey installation of analog governors and voltage regulators with digital equipment, as well as other electrical equipment. Nangbeto has two 31.8-MW Kaplan turbines with 35.5-megavolt-ampere vertical synchronous generators.

Tender documents, in French, may be obtained for 100,000 Central French Africa francs (US$217) by certified check or cash from Communaute d’Electricite du Benin, Secretariat de la Direction de Approvisionnements, Rue de la Kozah, BP 1368, Lome, Togo.

Bids are due by 10 a.m. September 24. For information, contact Communaute d’Electricite du Benin, Direction des Etudes et du Developpement, Attention Chef Projet PFSE, Rue de la Kozah, BP 1368, Lome, Togo; (228) 221-6132; Fax: (228) 221-3764; E-mail:,

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