Tanzania seeks consultants to structure 358-MW Ruhudji project

The Tanzania Ministry of Energy and Minerals invites expressions of interest from consultants to help structure the 358-MW Ruhudji hydroelectric project for development as a public-private partnership. Responses are due September 4, 2009.

The government has received financing from a World Bank-managed fund for development of the Ruhudji project on the Ruhudji River. The ministry courted consultants in 2008 for financial and transactional advice on the project. (HydroWorld 8/8/08)

Ruhudji is expected to cost US$800 million and reach financial closure within three years as a public-private partnership. On completion, it is expected to generate 2,000 gigawatt-hours per year.

The Ministry of Energy and Minerals seeks legal and financial transaction advisory services supporting preparation and negotiation of key project agreements and associated documentation. Technical, environmental, and social due diligence is to be performed and a project financing plan developed.

The consultant is to support the government and national utility Tanzania Electricity Supply Co. Ltd. (Tanesco) in preparation, negotiation, and finalization of the project.

Expressions of interest, and qualifications, are due to the address below by mail or, preferably, by e-mail, by 3:30 p.m. September 4. For information, contact Secretary to the Tender Board, Ministry of Energy and Minerals, Samora Ave., P.O. Box 2000, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; (255) 22-134955; Fax: (255) 22-2120799; E-mail: mem.ruhudjihpp@gmail.com.

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