Kenya reissues call for Thwake water resources project, seeks Thika Dam project work

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Kenya water agencies reissued a call for consultants to review design and supervise construction of the Thwake multi-purpose water resources project and issued a new call to supervise construction of works related to Thika Dam. Responses to separate solicitations are due October 23 and 28.

Tanathi Water Services Board invites expressions of interest from consultants by October 23 for design review and construction supervision of the Thwake multi-purpose water resources project. The board previously called for expressions of interest by August 30.

Work at Thwake is to include checking the layout, design, and stability of a 77-meter-tall by 1.6-kilometer-long rockfill dam, 60-meter-tall intake tower, three 2-meter-diameter penstocks for hydropower, two 1.2-meter-diameter irrigation and water supply pipes, a 50-meter-wide and 900-meter-long concrete spillway, an emergency fuse plug spillway, access roads, and minor works.

Later solicitations are expected for emergency preparedness studies, investment opportunity studies, hydraulic modeling, operation study, sediment harvesting, and design of a Phase 2 hydropower plant.

Expressions of interest in the current solicitation now are due by 4 p.m. October 23 to the address below, labeled “Consulting Services for Design and Supervision of Thwake Multi-purpose Water Development Program.” Those who submitted expressions of interest in August are not required to resubmit.

Make submissions to Alex Mwangolo, Ministry of Environment, Water and Natural Resources, Maji House, off Ngong Road, 5th Floor, Room 544, P.O. Box 49720, Nairobi 00100 Kenya. For information, contact Dir. Eng. Robinson Gaita, (254) 202716103 ext. 42258; E-mail:

Chief Executive Officer Nicholas Muthui, Tanathi Water Services Board, KIDPP Building, Kalawa Road, Private Bag, Kitui, Kenya; (254) 444422416; Fax: (254) 444422108; E-mail:

Supervision sought for water supply work at Thika Dam project

Kenya’s Athi Water Services Board invites expressions of interest from consultants to serve as engineer’s representative in supervision of community water supply works that are part of the Thika Dam project. Responses are due October 28.

Athi Water Services Board recruited firms in July for hydropower feasibility studies for the Chania River Outfall and Thika Dam off-take sites as well as design and supervision of a Chania River Outfall hydroelectric project. The agency is one of eight regional water service boards established under Kenya’s Ministry of Water and Irrigation, which recruited consultants in May for a dam safety panel for development of at least six dams including at least one potential hydroelectric project.

Athi Water Services Board now seeks consultants to supervise construction of Kiriciungu and Kahuti treatment works, 102 kilometers of pipeline, tanks, pumping station, generator house, and other works related to the Northern Collector Tunnel of Thika Dam. The work is expected to require 30 months.

Expressions of interest are due in person, by mail, e-mail, or fax to the address below by noon October 28. Submissions are to be labeled “Request for Expressions of Interest for Consultancy Services for Supervision and Coordination of Works for Independent Community Water Supply along the Northern Collector Tunnel Phase 1 to Thika Dam — Murang’a Water Supply Project, Contract No. AWSB/WASSIP-AF/Comp.1/CS-2/2013.”

For information, contact Chief Executive Officer, Athi Water Services Board, Africa Re-Center, Third Floor, Hospital Road, P.O. Box 45283-00100, Nairobi, Kenya; (254) 202724292; Fax: (254) 202724295; E-mail::; Internet:

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