Burundi seeks drilling for 32-MW Jiji, 17-MW Mulembwe

Burundi’s water and electric utility seeks bids to conduct a drilling program for the proposed 32-MW Jiji and 17-MW Mulembwe hydroelectric projects in Burundi’s Bururi Province. Bids are due December 17.

Regie de Production et de Distribution d’Eau et d’Electricite (REGIDESO) has requested a grant from the government of the Netherlands to fund a multi-sectoral water and electricity infrastructure project, an emergency energy project, and a water sectoral program. REGIDESO took bids in 2011 for rehabilitation of the 18-MW Rwegura and 1.44-MW Nyemanga hydro projects.

The agency now seeks bids from contractors with ability and equipment to conduct drillings of 60 to 100 meters in depth at the two hydro projects.

Tender documents in French, with technical specifications in English, may be obtained from the address below upon payment of US$100 or the equivalent in a convertible currency. Payment is by deposit or transfer on Account No. 0118714-33/USD or 0034098-01/BIF, Banque de Credit de Bujumbura, in the name of REGIDESO/Multi-sectoral Water and Electricity Infrastructure Project (PMIEE).

Bids are due by 11 a.m. December 17. For information, contact Multi-sectoral Water and Electricity Infrastructure Project (PMIEE)/REGIDESO, Avenue des Travailleurs No. 22 at KIRIRI, P.O. Box 660, Bujumbura, Burundi; (257) 22-273246; E-mail: banobeka@yahoo.fr, nkurico@yahoo.fr.

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