Georgia seeks roads, rehab site prep for 1,250-MW Enguri, 245-MW Vardnili

TBILISI, Georgia 11/11/11 (PennWell) — Georgia project operator Engurhesi Ltd. invites applications for pre-qualification to build access roads and contractor facilities for rehabilitation of 1,250-MW Enguri Dam and the 245-MW Vardnili hydropower cascade on Georgia’s Enguri River. Responses are due November 25.

Engurhesi has been pursuing rehabilitation of Enguri and the Vardnili cascade for several years with funding from several international lenders. The project operator recruited consultants in 2010 to serve as independent engineer for the work.

Enguri and the Vardnili cascade were built in the 1970s as part of the same scheme. Enguri releases water into the Vardnili water channel to the four Vardnili plants, 125-MW Vardnili 1 and Vardnili 2, 3, and 4 of 40 MW each. Three of the Vardnili plants were destroyed during civil war leaving the water channel without maintenance for 15 years.

Engurhesi seeks a firm to carry out preparatory works that will provide access to the construction site and the accommodations and office facilities for rehabilitation contractors. The work is expected to require three to four months.

Pre-qualification documents may be obtained from the address below in hard copy or electronically in pdf format. The pre-qualification documents are to be completed and submitted to the address below by 4 p.m. November 25.

For information, contact Project Manager Malkhaz Tskvitishvili, Engurhesi Ltd., Project Implementation Unit, 8 Politkovskaia St., 2nd Floor, Tbilisi 0186 Georgia; (995) 32-2188010; Fax: (995) 32-2188022; E-mail: malkhaz@caucasus.net.

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