Mozambique seeks procurement consultant for grid to link new hydro

Mozambique utility Electricidade de Mocambique (EDM) invites expressions of interest from consultants to serve as procurement specialist for a transmission backbone system to deliver power from proposed new hydro and thermal power plants to southern Mozambique. Responses are due March 31.

With funding from the World Bank, Mozambique plans develop an integrated transmission system designed to handle increased capacity from several large power projects in Tete Province expected to total 7,000 MW. A pre-feasibility study was completed in 2008. (HydroWorld 12/4/08)

Tete, in northwest Mozambique, is the site of the existing 2,040-MW Cahora Bassa hydroelectric project on the Zambezi River, as well as the proposed 800- to 1,200-MW Cahora Bassa North hydro project, the proposed 1,500-MW Mphanda Nkuwa hydro project (potentially expanding to 2,400 MW), and other proposed plants. In July 2008, Mozambique said it planned to invite foreign investors to build hydro projects totaling up to 14,000 MW in 100 locations including some in Tete.

EDM seeks expressions of interest by noon March 31 to the address below from consultants to assist the project manager in executing day-to-day project activities including procurement and implementation of consultancy services for the Mozambican Integrated Transmission Backbone System, called the CESUL Transmission Project. The work is to require 24 months beginning in the second quarter of 2009.

Expressions of interest must be labeled “Consultancy Services for Mozambique Regional Transmission Development Project – for Procurement Specialist for EDM PIU for the CESUL Transmission Project in Mozambique.”

For information, contact Electricidade de Mocambique E.P, Direccao de Electrificacao e Projectos, Av. Filipe Samuel Magaia, 368, Cx. Postal 2532, Maputo, Mozambique; (258) 21-353632; E-mail: jcatine@edm.co.mz, cyum@edmdipla.co.mz; Internet: www.edm.co.mz.

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