Guinea seeks spare parts for 75-MW Garafiri hydroelectric plant

Guinea state-owned utility Electricite de Guinee (EDG) seeks bids for spare parts to the water intake, turbine-generators, substation, and transformers at the 75-MW Garafiri hydroelectric plant on Guinea’s Konkoure River. A site visit is scheduled March 19, with bids due April 18.

The World Bank’s International Development Association awarded a grant in 2012 to Guinea’s electricity sector efficiency improvement program, Projet d’Amelioration de l’Efficacite du Secteur de l’Electricite (PAESE), which includes funding for Garafiri spare parts.

EDG recruited consultants in 2011 to study cumulative effects on the Konkoure River of Garafiri and the 750-MW Souapita and 240-MW Kaleta hydroelectric projects. The PAESE program seeks to improve Guinea’s generating facilities including hydroelectric production equipment for Garafiri, which was built in 1999.

EDG currently seeks bids to supply three lots:

Lot 1: parts for water intake;
Lot 2: parts for turbine-generator groups and auxiliaries; and
Lot 3: parts 110/20/0.4 kilovolt substation and transformer of 31 megavolt-ampere 5.65/110 kV groups.

Tender documents in French may be obtained from the address below for US$200 in cash to Account No. 02/003137/01, entitled PAESE, with the International Commercial Bank (ICB)/Conakry, Cite Chemin de Fer, Republique de Guinee, SWIFT Code: ICMOGNCN.

ICB correspondent banks are:

  • U.S. dollars: Deutsch Bank Trust Co. Americas, P.O. Box 3108, Church Street Station, New York 1000860318, SWIFT Code: BKTRUS 33;
  • Euros: Deutsch Bank AG, Frankfurt ESCHB, P.O. Box 65755, ESCHBORN, Frankfurt, SWIFT Code: DEUTDEFF.

A bidders meeting is scheduled March 19 at PAESE headquarters in Conakry, followed by a mandatory site visit to the project.

Bids are due by 10 a.m. April 18. For information, contact Projet PAESE, Attn.: Abdoul Rachid, Chef de Projet, Immeuble EDG, Cite Chemin de Fer, 2e etage, Bureau No 6, Conakry, Republique de Guinee; (224) 62-089780; E-mail:

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