Cameroon seeks construction management for 56-MW Lom Pangar

Cameroon invites applications for pre-qualification to manage construction of the 56-MW Lom Pangar hydroelectric project in the Sanaga River Basin. Responses are due March 11, 2010.

With funding requested from several international lenders, Cameroon previously recruited consultants to establish a management system for the project and to assist in the tendering process. (HydroWorld 6/5/09) In January, the government awarded AECOM Tecsult Inc. a US$71 million contract to study Lom Pangar’s cumulative environmental impact. (HydroWorld 1/12/10)

The project includes the 46-meter-tall Lom Pangar Dam and a reservoir of 540 square kilometers and storage of 6 billion cubic meters of water. In addition to generating its own electricity, Lom Pangar is expected to control flows to increase generation of downstream projects, 396-MW Song Loulou and 263-MW Edea, and the proposed 330-MW Nachtigal project.

Cameroon utility Electricity Development Corp. (EDC) now seeks a firm to perform additional site studies, study supply and installation of hydroelectric equipment, and oversee project construction.

Pre-qualification documents in French may be obtained from the address below for 200 Central French Africa francs or 300 euros (US$410). Payment is to be by banker’s check or transfer to EDC’s account BICEC YAOUNDE, AGENCE LE PARC, with the following references: Bank Code 10001, Counter Code 06864, Account No. 35849364001, Key 83, Account Title Electricity Development Corporation, SWIFT Code ICLRCMCXXXX.

Applications for pre-qualification are due by 2 p.m. March 11. EDC expects to issue a request for proposals before the end of the first quarter of 2010.

For information, contact Electricity Development Corp., Attn.: Directeur de Projet Lom Pangar, Immeuble Stamatiades, 3eme etage, Service du Courrier, Yaounde, Cameroon; (237) 22-231103; Fax: (237) 22-231113; E-mail:; Internet:

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