Kyrgyzstan seeks consultant for EM rehab at 1,200-MW Toktogul

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan 12/7/11 (PennWell) — Kyrgyzstan utility Electric Power Plants (EPP) invites expressions of interest from consultants to supervise rehabilitation of electro-mechanical equipment of the 1,200-MW Toktogul hydroelectric project on Kyrgyzstan’s Naryn River. Responses are due December 19.

The largest hydro project in Kyrgyzstan with annual storage capacity, Toktogul is part of the Naryn River cascade, which also includes the 800-MW Kurpsai, 450-MW Tash-Kumyr, 240-MW Shamaldy-Sai, and 180-MW Uch-Kurgan projects. Kyrgyzstan also has been developing the 1,900-MW Kambarata 1 and 360-MW Kambarata 2 projects on the Naryn.

EPP seeks an international team to serve as project supervision consultant for rehabilitation of Toktogul’s four 300-MW units and to train EPP staff for management, operation, and maintenance of the project. The team is to include an electrical engineer, electro-mechanical engineer, contract specialist, environment specialist, and gender and social specialist.

The estimated budget for the work is US$3.5 million for a 2.5-year implementation period.

Information on the solicitation is on the Asian Development Bank Internet site at http://csrn.adb.org/csrn/publicNoticeList.htm?projectNo=44198&projectSeqNo=01&projectTypeCd=3&listingNo=L1#. Terms of reference are available on the same site.

Expressions of interest and qualifications are due to the address below, with a copy to the ADB address below, by December 19. For information, contact:
o JSC Electric Power Plants, Samat Aldeev, Head of Foreign Affairs and Project Implementation Unit, 326 Jibek Jolu Ave., 720070, Bishkek, (Office 525), Kyrgyz Republic; (996) 312-670273; Fax: (996) 312-662054; E-mail: fapiu@infotel.kg;
o Project Officer Jim Liston, Asian Development Bank, E-mail: jliston@adb.org.

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