Pre-feasibility study sought for 15-MW Grankiri hydro in Suriname

Suriname’s Ministry of Natural Resources invites expressions of interest from consultants to perform a pre-feasibility study and social and environmental investigation of the 15-MW Grankiri hydroelectric project in Suriname. Responses are due July 27.

With a US$400,000 technical cooperation grant from the Inter-American Development Bank, the ministry recently said it plans to recruit consultants to support a renewable energy and bio-energy project. (HydroWorld 7/13/10) The program is to ensure sustainable development of Suriname’s hinterlands, providing alternatives to fossil fuels.

As part of the program, the ministry seeks consultants to perform a pre-feasibility study of the 15-MW hydro project, called the Grankiri initiative. It also seeks a preliminary social and environmental investigation of the project.

Expressions of interest, of no more than ten pages in English, are to include a description of the applicant’s specific experiences in renewable energy with emphasis on hydropower, especially in Caribbean and Latin American countries, in the last ten years. The ministry strongly suggested that local participation be included in the applicant’s project team.

Expressions of interest in two hard copies are due July 27 to the address below. An electronic version, in pdf format of no more than 2 MB, is acceptable only as a precursor to the printed version.

For information, contact Project Manager Michael J. Kopinsky, Ministry of Natural Resources, Mr. Dr. J.C. de Mirandastraat No. 11-15, Paramaribo, Suriname; (597) 440-144; Mobile: (597) 861-5111; E-mail:

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