Mozambique utility seeks legal adviser for project development

Mozambique’s government-owned utility, Electricidade de Mocambique (EDM), invites expressions of interest from legal advisers to assist in project development, implementation, and operation. Responses are due February 9.

With funding from the World Bank, Mozambique has been working to reform its energy system and increase access to electricity, including development of hydropower projects. (HNN 11/22/07) The government last year said it plans to invite foreign investors to build hydroelectric projects in 100 locations with a total estimated capacity of up to 14,000 MW. (HNN 7/23/08)

In the current solicitation, EDM seeks a legal adviser to enhance and accelerate project development within EDM by providing capacity building in the field of energy for project development, implementation, and operation, with a special emphasis on legal and contractual issues.

The consultant must have knowledge of complex contract negotiations, drafting of memoranda of understanding and joint development agreements, shareholders agreements, and legally binding agreements of similar nature.

Expressions of interest are due by 3:30 p.m. February 9 by e-mail or in three hard copies in a sealed envelope to the address below. They must be labeled on the envelope �Expressions of Interest for Short-term Legal Adviser for Power Development Capacity Building.�

For information, contact Electricidade de Mocambique, 267 Zedequias Manganhela Avenue, JAT IV Building, 4th Floor, Maputo, Mozambique; (258) 21-328271; Fax: (258) 21-431029; E-mail: cyum@edmdipla.co.mz, jcatine@edm.co.mz; Internet: www.edm.co.mz.

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