Bank seeks financial, engineering audit of Kyrgyzstan’s 360-MW Kambarata 2

The Eurasian Development Bank (EDB) invites expressions of interest from consultants to perform a financial and engineering audit of a project to install a second generating unit at the 360-MW Kambarata hydroelectric project in Kyrgyzstan. Responses are due March 16.

Work on Kambarata 2 began in 2010. Electricite de France and PricewaterhouseCoopers of the United States were named in 2008 for an investment study to complete both Karambata 2 and its sister project, 1,900-MW Kambarata 1, both on the Naryn River. Kyrgyzstan utility Electric Power Plants called for bids March 9 to perform underwater inspection for rehabilitation of the 1,200-MW Toktogul project, also on the Naryn.

The Moscow-based Eurasian Development Bank now invites expressions of interest for a financial and engineering audit of start-up of a second turbine-generator of Kambarata 2. That project is to include procurement, installation and commissioning of Unit 2 as well as construction of facilities to ensure safe and reliable operation of the project.

The consultant is sought to ensure funds estimated at US$80 million for Kyrgyzstan for the project. The consultant is to assess the relevance of the design plan and installation estimates, calculation of estimated costs, appraisal of potential power customers, and analysis of the Kyrgyzstan hydropower market.

Expressions of interest are due by March 16 by mail or e-mail to the address below. EDB plans to request proposals from a short-list of those responding.

For information, contact EDB Senior Project Manager Alexander Raschikov, 3 Bolshoi Vatin per., Moscow, Russia 109240; (7) 4956450445; E-mail: raschikov_aa@eabr.org; Internet: www.eabr.org.
 

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