Iraq seeks switchyard rehab for 249-MW Derbandikhan

The government of Iraq’s Kurdistan Region seeks bids to refurbish the switchyard of the 249-MW Derbandikhan hydroelectric project on the Sirwan River. Bids are due January 15, 2009.

The World Bank approved a US$40 million loan to Iraq in 2006 for rehabilitation of Derbandikhan and the 415-MW Dokan project in Iraq’s Kurdistan Region. The regional government already is seeking bids for control, protection, and monitoring equipment for both plants (HNN 8/7/08) and recently sought generator air coolers for Derbandikhan. (HNN 9/24/08)

Documents for the current solicitation, in English, may be obtained upon written application to one of the addresses below with payment of US$800, plus US$50 if courier delivery is desired, in cash, certified check, or prior deposit into bank accounts.

Payment to the Ministry of Electricity is by certified check payable to Dokan and Derbandikhan Hydropower Project (PMT) or by deposit in Account No. 463, Kurdistan Regional Trade Bank, Sulaymaniyah, Iraq. Payment to consultant ELC Electroconsult is by certified check payable to ELC Electroconsult S.p.A or by deposit in Banco di Desio e della Brianza, BIC: BDBDIT22, IBAN: IT94K0344056400000078300009.

Bids are due by noon January 15 to Minister Hoshyar A. Siwaily, Ministry of Electricity, Kurdistan Regional Government, Brayaty, Street 60 meter, Erbil, Iraq.

For information, contact:
o General Directorate of Electricity of Sulaymaniyah, Fatih Saeed Salih,, Salm Street, Sulaymaniyah, Iraq; (964) 7-701580336; E-mail:;
o ELC Electroconsult S.p.A., Via 1 Maggio 41, 20021 Baranzate (Milano), Italy; (39) 02-383351; Fax: (39) 02-38335353; E-mail:


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