DRC seeks equipment to refurbish 28.2-MW Ruzizi 1

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) seeks bids for electro-mechanical equipment for the rehabilitation of the 28.2-MW Ruzizi 1 hydroelectric project on the Ruzizi River. Bids are due March 31.

DRC agency MODRU seeks bids to supply, assemble, and bring into service the electro-mechanical equipment needed to rehabilitate the project.

The European Union agreed in 2007 to provide US$4.1 million for studies of the proposed 82-MW Ruzizi 3 and 205-MW Ruzizi 4 hydroelectric projects on the Ruzizi between Rwanda and the DRC. The work also includes study of how to coordinate exploitation of Ruzizi hydropower potential by the existing Ruzizi 1 and 40-MW Ruzizi 2 projects and by future possible stations. (HNN 11/19/07)

Bid documents in French may be obtained from the address below until March 28 for US$300 by direct transfer to the account of MODRU, V/C D.A.O. No. 172-0260 193-27/USD, SWIFT Code: BCDCCDKI, Banque Commerciale du Congo at Goma, reference AOI 003/MODRU/SNEL/RUZIZI 1.

Bids are due by 2 p.m. March 31. For information, contact M. Jean Pierre Landolt, Directeur Administratif et Financier, MODRU, Ave. du Golf � Himbi � GOMA/RDC, Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo; (243) 81-7357180; E-mail: jeanpierre-landolt@gb-solution.cd, michelverleyen@gb-solution.cd.

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