Kyrgyzstan seeks underwater inspection of 1,200-MW Toktogul hydro project

Kyrgyzstan utility Electric Power Plants (EPP) seeks bids to perform underwater inspection services for rehabilitation of the 1,200-MW Toktogul hydroelectric project on Kyrgyzstan’s Naryn River. Bids are due March 9.

EPP recruited consultants last year to assist in Phases 2 and 3 of Toktogul’s rehabilitation. It took bids in 2013 to replace electrical components, auxiliaries, and instrumentation as part of the refurbishment. It also recruited consultants in 2011 to supervise initial rehabilitation work at Toktogul, the largest hydro project in Kyrgyzstan with annual storage capacity.

Phase 1 of the rehabilitation is ongoing, covering rehabilitation of priority secondary mechanical and electrical equipment such as cables, circuit breakers and step-up transformers, and inspection of gates and hydraulic steel structures. Procurement was delayed due to insufficient compliant bids, with a contract award expected in June 2015. Phases 2 and 3 are to cover gates, steel structures, turbine-generators and civil repairs.

In the current solicitation, EPP seeks bids for underwater inspection of hydro-mechanical equipment and civil structures of Toktogul as well as supply of a remotely operated vehicle system and equipment.

Bid documents in English and Russian may be obtained for US$300 by written application to the address below labeled “Underwater Inspection of Hydro-mechanical Equipment and Civil Structures of the Toktogul HPP and Provision of an ROV System and Associated Equipment.”

Payment is by cash or transfer via a bank account of the EPP Project Implementation Unit: OJSC ROSINBANK, Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic, Account No. 30111840800000000027, BIC Swift: RINBKG22, in favor of Account No. 1360040037163663, Project Implementation Unit of Open Joint Stock Company Electric Power Plants. Beneficiary bank: OSJC INVESTTRADEBANK, 45, Dubininskaya St., 115054 Moscow, Russia, Account No. 04418375, BIC Swift: INVJRUMM. Intermediary (Corr.) bank: Deutsche Bank Trust Co. Americas, New York, USA, BIC Swift: BKTRUS33.

Bids are due by 2 p.m. March 9 to the address below. For information, contact: Open Joint Stock Company Electric Power Plants, Investment Projects Implementation Unit, 326 Jibek Jolu Ave., Office 525, 720070, Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic; Tel/Fax: (996) 312-662054; E-mail:

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