Niger seeks management structure for 125-MW Kandadji Dam hydro project

The government of Niger invites expressions of interest to determine a management structure for the 125-MW Kandadji Dam hydroelectric project on the Niger River. Responses are due August 25.

The Kandadji Dam project includes construction of a dam for regulating the flow of the Niger River in order to provide water for irrigation, drinking, sanitation, ecology, grazing, fisheries, and about 629 gigawatt-hours of electricity annually. The government last year recruited firms to serve as prime contractor and to perform an operational audit of the project. It recruited firms in 2013 to supervise installation of hydropower equipment at the project.

The government’s high commission on Niger Valley management, Haut Commissariat a l’Amenagement de la Vallee du Niger (HCAVN), now invites expressions of interest to determine a management structure for Kandadji including property management, multi-sectoral reservoir management, and operational management of the dam and hydroelectric project. The work is expected to require 21 months.

Expressions of interest and qualifications are due by 10 a.m. August 25 to the address below, labeled “Manifestation d’Interet pour Determination d’une Structure de Gestion du Futur Barrage Hydroelectrique de Kandadji.”

For information, contact Haut Commissariat a l’Amenagement de la Vallee du Niger (HCAVN), Division Marches Publics, Quartier RYAD Route Niamey Nyala, BP 206, Niamey, Niger; (227) 20732313; Fax: (227) 20732185; E-mail: kandadji@intnet.ne, uepkandadji@yahoo.fr.

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