DUSHANBE, Tajikistan 5/17/12 (PennWell) — The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) invites expressions of interest from Austrian firms to perform a feasibility study of rehabilitation of the 126-MW Kayrakkum hydroelectric project on Tajikistan’s Syr Darya River. Responses are due June 11.
The Austrian Technical Assistance Cooperation Fund is providing funds for the study, which is to determine the scope of proposed EBRD financing for rehabilitation and modernization of the obsolete and worn out hydropower equipment at Kayrakkum (also spelled Kairakkum).
Tajikistan previously received a US$13 million World Bank grant to carry out the Ferghana Valley Water Resources Management Project, which includes work on Kayrakkum Dam and its reservoir, which was commissioned in 1957. It took bids in April for geotechnical investigation and instrumentation works at Kayrakkum.
EBRD now seeks expressions of interest from firms registered in Austria and staffed by Austrian nationals to examine the hydro plant, dam, and reservoir conditions and to identify the investment measures required to bring the project into compliance with best international standards, and increase plant availability, reliability, and climate resilience. The work is expected to require 12 months at a cost of 800,000 euros (US$1 million).
A solicitation notice may be obtained from the EBRD Internet site, http://www.ebrd.com/english/pages/workingwithus/procurement/notices/csu/34383.shtml.
Expressions of interest and qualifications, in English not to exceed 25 pages, are to be submitted by June 11 using EBRD’s electronic consultant selection Internet site, eSelection, https://eselection.ebrd.com/suite.
For information, contact Larissa Gosling, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, London, United Kingdom; (44) 20-73386338; Fax: (44) 20-73387451; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Internet: www.ebrd.com.