Solomon Islands seek study of 10-MW Tina River hydro

The government of the Solomon Islands invites expressions of interest from consultants to perform a feasibility study of the 8- to 10-MW Tina River hydroelectric project on Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands. Responses are due February 20.

In 2007, the World Bank invited expressions of interest for a pre-feasibility study of seven kilometers of the Tina River, a tributary of the Ngalimbu River, in a project then called Ngalimbu Hydropower Development. (HNN 3/2/07)

The current solicitation seeks a feasibility study including a detailed technical assessment, preliminary design, and assessment of financial viability of the Tina River hydropower project. It also seeks assessment of possible options to expand the project to satisfy potential future power demand.

Expressions of interest and qualifications of no more than 30 pages are due to the address below by 4 p.m. February 20.

For information, contact Permanent Secretary, Tione Bugotu, Ministry of Mines, Energy and Rural Electrification, P.O. Box G37, Lengakiki Ridge, Honiara, Solomon Islands; (677) 28609; Fax: (677) 25811; E-mail: morobo@mines.gov.sb, bulehite@mines.gov.sb; Internet: www.mines.gov.sb.

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