DR Congo seeks organizational consultant for agency to promote Inga hydropower complex

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The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) invites expressions of interest from consultants to help develop strategy and organization for the agency tasked with development and promotion of the estimated 42,000-MW Inga hydroelectric complex on the DRC’s Congo River. Responses are due November 10.

The Inga site currently includes the 350-MW Inga 1 and 1,424-MW Inga 2 hydroelectric projects, which are undergoing refurbishment. Additionally, the DRC plans to develop seven successive stages of what is to become the 42,000-MW Grand Inga hydroelectric complex: 4,800-MW Inga 3 Basse Chute, Inga 3 Haute Chute and Inga 4-8 projects.

Under the Inga program, the government also is examining the 30 most attractive medium-sized hydropower sites in DRC, with plans to perform feasibility studies of the three most promising sites. The DRC also invites expressions of interest from consultants by October 20 to perform a technical audit of consulting engineering services to its hydropower marketing program.

In the current solicitation, Inga 3’s project management unit, Cellule de Gestion de Coordination d’Inga (CGI3) invites expressions of interest from consultants to help develop strategy and organization for a new Inga development and promotion agency, Agence de Developpment et Promotion du Site d’Inga (ADEPI).

ADEPI’s missions are development and promotion of the Inga complex. Development tasks include: ensuring the overall vision of the Grand Inga project; developing plans for hydroelectric production; coordinating various countries and institutions, particularly on transmission lines; and developing the Inga site and support activities. Promotion tasks include: promotion of the project to stakeholders; communication devoted to site development; promoting industrial activities or economic zones to use Inga’s power; and training of staff for management of large infrastructure projects.

Expressions of interest in French are due by 3 p.m. November 10, by mail or e-mail to the address below, labeled “Recrutement d’un Cabinet de Conseil en Strategie et en Organisation pour la Structuration et la Mise en Operation d’ADEPI.”

For information, contact Cellule de Gestion du Projet Inga (CGI3), Procurement Manager Remy Malembea Mabanea, Complexe UTEXAFRICA, Avenue Colonel Mondjiba No. 372, Kinshasa/Gombe, Democratic Republic of Congo; (243) 854669025; E-mail: remybanea@yahoo.fr; copy to Nicole Salumu, nicolesalumu@gmail.com.


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