Ghana agency seeks environmental, social studies of 48-MW Pwalugu

AKUSE, Ghana 2/15/12 (PennWell) — The Volta River Authority (VRA) invites expressions of interest from consultants to perform environmental and social impact studies of the Pwalugu multi-purpose hydroelectric project to be built in Ghana. Responses are due March 2.

With funding from Agence Francaise de Developpment, VRA already is taking bids for a feasibility study of Pwalugu, which has been variously described as having a capacity of 48 MW, 80 MW, and 90 MW. Ghana signed a memorandum of understanding with Brazil in 2009 to build a 90-MW hydropower project on the Oti River near Pwalugu.

In the current solicitation, VRA seeks firms to perform preparatory studies for an environmental and social impact assessment and a resettlement action plan for Pwalugu.

Expressions of interest and qualifications, in three copies, are due by 11 a.m. Greenwich Mean Time, March 2 to the address below. VRA plans to invite a short-list of firms to submit proposals.

For information, contact Director, Engineering Services Dept., Volta River Authority, Attn.: Ing. William E. Sam-Appiah, P.O. Box 77, Akuse, Ghana; (233) 343020705; Fax: (233) 302660040; E-mail: dengsd@vra.com, sesd@vra.com.

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