Tajikistan seeks rehab, dam safety study at 3,000-MW Nurek

DUSHANBE, Tajikistan 3/14/12 (PennWell) — Tajikistan utility Barki Tojik invites expressions of interest from consultants to study rehabilitation and dam safety improvements at the 3,000-MW Nurek hydroelectric project on Tajikistan’s Vakhsh River. Responses are due March 28.

Barki Tojik took bids in 2010 for reconstruction of a 500-kilovolt switchyard at Nurek.

Producing more than 70 percent of the country’s electricity, Nurek also plays a key role in regulating the frequency of power transmitted through the interconnected grids of Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.

Barki Tojik plans rehabilitation and modernization of the project to include all powerhouse main plant and equipment, all auxiliary systems, main civil structures, and plant foundations. The consultant is to: assess dam instrumentation and dam safety systems; examine replacement of all worn out and obsolete equipment with state-of-the-art computer-aided safety monitoring systems for dam structures; and study rehabilitation and replacement of mechanical equipment. An assessment of tailrace management also is envisaged.

Expressions of interest are due, by e-mail, by noon March 28 to the address below. For information, contact Executive Director Aminov Makhmadamin, Energy Loss Reduction Project, OSHPC Barki Tojik, 64 Somoni St., Room 302, Dushanbe 734026 Tajikistan; (992) 37-2295632; Fax: (992) 37-2358764; E-mail: elrpbt@gmail.com.

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