Uganda to seek interconnection for 250-MW Bujagali

Uganda Electricity Transmission Co. Ltd. (UETC) plans to seek contractors to build 120 kilometers of transmission lines to link the proposed 250-MW Bujagali Falls hydroelectric project to the national grid.

Government-owned UETC signed a long-term agreement in December to buy electricity from Bujagali. The US$400 million hydro project is being developed on the Victoria Nile River by Bujagali Energy Ltd., a consortium led by Industrial Promotion Services (Kenya) Ltd., a member of the Aga Khan Development network, and Sithe Global of the United States. (HNN 8/4/06)

With funding sought from the World Bank’s International Development Association, UETC plans to hire an engineering-procurement-construction contractor to install 120 kilometers of 220-kilovolt and 132-kilovolt transmission lines, build a new substation, and upgrade three existing substations to deliver power from Bujagali Falls.

UETC plans to issue procurement notices for contract packages to be tendered under World Bank guidelines. Prospective bidders who wish to be included on a mailing list for invitations to bid are invited to contact the address below.

For information, contact Bujagali Energy Ltd., c/o TRC, Attn.: Steve Trenholm, 10 S. Riverside Plaza, 17th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606 U.S.A.; (1) 312-993-8485; Fax:(1) 312-879-0081; E-mail: strenholm@trcsolutions.com.

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