Consultants sought for two-nation Africa grid linked to 18.65-MW Boali 1, 2 hydro projects

The national utility of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) invites expressions of interest from consultants to support tendering and construction to interconnect the grids of DRC and the Central African Republic (CAR) to the 18.65-MW Boali 1 and 2 hydro projects, themselves candidates for rehabilitation. Responses are due September 11.

The African Development Bank awarded funding to DRC for the two-nation grid interconnection with Boali. The World Bank granted US$8 million to CAR in 2009 for emergency rehabilitation of power infrastructure including work to restore the 8.75-MW Boali 1 and 9.9-MW Boali 2 on the Mbali River at Boali, CAR. Some emergency work has been performed on the two projects, additionally CAR seeks to add 10 MW of hydropower to the Boali 3 regulation dam, which is designed to house hydro turbines.

DRC’s Societe Nationale d’Electricite (SNEL) now invites expressions of interest from consultants to support the Cellule d’Execution des Etudes et Projets (CEP) in the tendering process for phase 1 of the production of electricity infrastructure including completion of final design studies, contractor selection, review of implementation studies, control and monitoring of equipment manufacturing and execution of project work.

Expressions of interest are due by 10 a.m. September 11 to the address below, labeled “Service d’une firme d’Ingenieur Conseil pour le project Boali 1-RDC.”

For information, contact Professor Laurent Kitoko Senghi, Societe Nationale d’Electricite – SNEL SA, Cellule d’Execution des Etudes et Projets (CEP), 2381, Avenue de la Justice, Kinshasa – Gombe, Democratic Republic of Congo; (243) 818103690; E-mail:

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