Latin bank seeks studies for 32-MW Artibonite 4C in Haiti

The Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) invites expressions of interest from consultants to perform social and environmental studies of the proposed 32-MW Artibonite 4C hydroelectric project on Haiti’s Artibonite River. Responses are due August 15.

IADB has approved technical cooperation funds for feasibility studies of Artibonite 4C, including the social and environmental studies. The project includes a 700-meter-long dam to be built immediately downstream of the 54-MW Peligre project, whose rehabilitation IADB is helping to fund.

Artibonite 4C is to include a 3,300-meter canal, powerhouse, and 52-kilometer transmission line. The project is to be a baseload plant, while Peligre operates in peaking mode.

IADB seeks consultants to perform social and environmental studies including first-phase scoping studies and as appropriate baseline, impact assessment, and management plans in a second phase.

The bank plans to compile a short-list of pre-qualified firms who will be invited to submit technical and economic proposals.

Expressions of interest are due by 6 p.m., U.S. Eastern time, August 15 via the bank’s Internet e-Sourcing site at https://enet.iadb.org/bidderweb/signon.aspx.

For information, contact Inter-American Development Bank, Division: ENE, Assignment: Artibonite 4C Hydroelectric Project-Studies, Attn.: Natacha Marzolf, 1300 New York Ave., N.W., Washington, DC 20577 USA; (1) 202-623-2436; Fax: (1) 202-623-1579; E-mail: natacham@iadb.org; Internet: www.iadb.org.

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