Liberia again qualifies firms to rehabilitate 60- to 80-MW Mount Coffee hydro project

The government of Liberia invites applications for pre-qualification to reconstruct the main dam and rehabilitate the powerhouse of the 64-MW Mount Coffee hydroelectric project in Liberia. Questions may be submitted until May 15, with responses due May 27.

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf formally broke ground in January for rehabilitation of the hydropower plant, which was destroyed during a period of civil war in the early 1990s, making the cost of repairs and upgrades to 60 to 80 MW an estimated US$230 million. Voith won an order in 2013 to modernize Francis turbines and deliver new generators, control technology, and electrical and mechanical power plant equipment for Mount Coffee.

The government issued a similar call for project construction in 2013 and took bids in February to construct a substation and transmission lines for Mount Coffee.

The government now invites pre-qualification for rehabilitation of the hydropower plant. Work is to include reconstruction of the main dam and rehabilitation of the existing ones; powerhouse, spillway, and intake rehabilitation works; infrastructure and road works. The work is to be performed from January 2015 to December 2016.

Qualification documents may be obtained until May 23 from the Mount Coffee Project Implementation Unit address below for US$200 paid by:

  • US dollar transfer: Pay: United Bank for Africa PLC, Nigeria; Swift Code: UNAFNGLA; Through: Citibank New York, United States; Swift Code: CITIUS33; Routing No. 021000089; Account No. 36320321; Beneficiary Account No. 53030030002628; Beneficiary: LEC Mount Coffee Project, Liberia Electricity Corp., P.O. Box 10-165, Waterside, Monrovia, Liberia; UBA branch: United Bank for Africa (Liberia) Ltd., Broad & Nelson Streets, Monrovia, Liberia;
  • Euro transfer: Pay: United Bank for Africa PLC, Nigeria; Swift Code: UNAFNGLA; Through: Citibank London, U.K.; Swift Code: CITIGB2L; Account No. 0013664082; Sort code: 185008; IBAN: GB29CITI18500813664082; Beneficiary Account No. 53030030002628; Beneficiary: LEC Mount Coffee Project, Liberia Electricity Corp., P.O. Box 10-165, Waterside, Monrovia, Liberia; UBA branch: United Bank for Africa (Liberia) Ltd., Broad & Nelson Streets, Monrovia, Liberia.

Requests for clarification related to qualification are due to the Mount Coffee Project Implementation Unit address below by noon, Central European Time, May 15.

Applications for pre-qualification labeled, “Application for Pre-qualification of the Civil Works Contract 2A for the Mt. Coffee Rehabilitation Project,” are due by noon, Central European Time, May 27 to the address below of owner’s engineer Norplan-Fichtner Mount Coffee Joint Venture.

For information, contact:

  • Deputy Project Manager Emmanuel A. Lawrence, Mount Coffee Project Implementation Unit, Liberia Electricity Corp., Waterside, Monrovia, Liberia; (231) 777-403030; E-mail: emmanuelalawrence@gmail.com.
  • Nico Ruse, Norplan-Fichtner Mount Coffee Joint Venture, c/o Fichtner, Sarweystrasse 3, D-70191 Stuttgart, Germany; (49) 7118995738; Fax: (49) 7118995459; E-mail: nico.ruse@fichtner.de.

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