Fiji seeks engineer-project manager for 40-MW Nadarivatu

Fiji Electricity Authority (FEA) invites expressions of interest from consultants to serve as engineer and project manager for the 40-MW Nadarivatu hydroelectric project in Fiji. Responses are due May 25.

The proposed project includes a 35-meter-tall weir on the Sigatoka River catchment at Korolevu; 3.5 kilometers of tunnel and penstock, a powerhouse on the Ba River containing two 20-MW Pelton turbine-generators for a head of 300 meters, associated mechanical and electrical equipment, and a 132-kilovolt transmission system with substation to integrate with the transmission grid. (HNN 7/13/06)

FEA seeks a consultant to provide project management and engineering services, including evaluation of bids, review of contractors’ plans and implementation, management of supply and installations, engineering for civil contract, quality assurance, contract administration, construction supervision, and training of FEA staff.

The consultant is to be hired by the third quarter of 2007, with project implementation to be from 2008-2010.

Consultants are invited to submit expressions of interest and qualifications to the address below by 2 p.m. May 25. For information, contact Tuvitu Delairewa, General Manager Corporate Services, Fiji Electricity Authority, 2 Marlow St., Suva, Fiji; (679) 3224-185; Fax: (679) 3311-882; E-mail: tdelairewa@fea.com.fj; Internet: www.fea.com.fj.

Additional tendering seen for Nadarivatu

FEA said it expects to issue additional solicitations for: engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) of the Nadarivatu dam and intake; tunnel construction; and EPC of the powerhouse and electrical and mechanical equipment.

Prospective bidders and consultants who want to be on a list for invitations to bid are invited to contact the address above.

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