Bank seeks consultants to advance private hydro development in Guinea

The World Bank invites expressions of interest from consultants to help Guinea’s Ministry of Energy advance private hydro development in Guinea. Responses are due October 21.

State-owned utility Electricite de Guinee recruited consultants in August to perform a social and environmental assessment of the 75-MW Garafiri hydroelectric project and the 140.5-MW Tombo thermal power plant. Among other hydroelectric projects under development in Guinea are 118-MW Kassa B, 280-MW Koukoutamba, 750-MW Souapiti, and 240-MW Kaleta.

The World Bank intends to finance an energy sector hydro private public partnership program in Guinea. It seeks consultants to provide support to the Ministry of Energy to enable Guinea’s power sector to attract private financing for developing large low-cost, low-carbon but capital-intensive hydropower independent power projects (IPP). In particular, consultants are to develop ministry capacity to manage the selection of private investors and the development of the first IPP transactions.

Expressions of interest are due October 21, in English, electronically via the World Bank’s eConsult Internet site, https://wbgeconsult2.worldbank.org/wbgec/index.html. A solicitation notice is available on the website under Business Opportunities, Selection No. 1120418.

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