Kenya water agency seeks dam safety design, supervision for Thika Dam rehabilitation

Kenya’s Athi Water Services Board invites expressions of interest to perform dam safety design and supervision for Thika Dam rehabilitation. Responses are due September 17.

Athi Water Services recruited consultants in 2013 to serve as engineer’s representative in supervision of community water supply works that are part of the Thika Dam project on the Thika River. It also recruited firms 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 government of Kenya recruited consultants in January to serve on a dam safety panel of experts to oversee construction of dam and reservoir projects in Kenya.

Athi Water Services now seeks expressions of interest from consultants for two phases of work over 29 months:

  • Phase 1 — Studies, design and preparation of bidding documents for dam safety inspection, instrumentation analysis, seepage and sedimentation studies, hydrological analysis, geotechnical investigation, topographic survey, embankment dam and slope stability analysis, emergency preparedness planning, and design of remedial works;
  • Phase 2 — Supervision of rehabilitation and remedial works.

Expressions of interest and qualifications are due in person, by mail, e-mail, or fax to the address below by noon September 17. 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) 202724293; Fax: (254) 2027224295; E-mail::; Internet:

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