DR Congo seeks rehab work for 350-MW Inga 1, 1,424-MW Inga 2

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) seeks bids in three solicitations for rehabilitation work at the 350-MW Inga 1 and 1,424-MW Inga 2 hydroelectric projects on the Congo River. Bids are due July 15.

With World Bank financing of US$178 million, DRC’s utility, Societe Nationale d’Electricite (SNEL), seeks to develop electricity for domestic consumption and for export. (HydroWorld 1/28/10) Currently, Inga 1 and 2 produce a total of only 500 MW and are undergoing refurbishment. (HydroWorld 4/20/09) They are the keystone of a proposal by DRC and its neighbors to invest up to US$40 billion to expand the Inga complex to a target capacity of 40,000 MW. (HydroWorld 8/13/09)

SNEL and the Bureau Central de Coordination (BCECO) invite bids in three solicitations for Inga 1 and 2:
o Contract M18, AOI/270/PMEDE/SNEL/BCECO/DPM/NZ/2010/MT – Urgent Mechanical Measures;
o Contract M19, AOI/271/PMEDE/SNEL/BCECO/DPM/NZ/2010/MT – Auxiliary Services; and
o Contract M20, AOI/272/PMEDE/SNEL/BCECO/DPM/NZ/2010/MT – Rehabilitation of Drainage Systems.

Each solicitation calls for a turnkey contract for study, manufacture and testing of equipment, transport, assembly and testing on site, and commissioning.

Tender documents in French may be obtained from the address below upon payment of US$100 each. Payment must be made to account No. 0240001145502 in the name of Projet BCECO at STANBIC Bank/Kinshasa, SWIFT: SBICCDKX.

Bids are due by 3 p.m. July 15 to the address below. For information, contact Bureau Central de Coordination (BCECO), Attn: Matata Ponyo, Directeur General, Ave. Colonel Mondjiba No. 372, Concession UTEXAFRICA, Kinshasa, Ngaliema, Democratic Republic of Congo; (243) 81-5136729; E-mail: bceco@bceco.cd, dpm@bceco.cd, bcecobceco@yahoo.fr, dpmbceco@yahoo.fr; Internet: www.bceco.cd.

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