Madagascar seeks rehab at three hydro projects

Madagascar’s national utility has issued a series of solicitations seeking rehabilitation work at three hydroelectric projects and parts of the nation’s transmission network.

With a US$10 million credit from the World Bank’s International Development Association, utility Jiro Sy Rano Malagasy (Jirama) plans to recruit contractors for a utility reorganization program that includes rehabilitation of existing hydropower plants and development of new independent hydropower projects. (HNN 8/11/06)

58-MW Andekaleka

Jirama currently seeks bids by 3 p.m. November 13 for replacement or reconditioning of hydro generator coolers at the 58-MW Andekaleka hydroelectric project. The work, in two lots, includes study, design, and replacement of six hydro generator coolers with control and protection equipment and other equipment, plus study and reconditioning of six more coolers.

8.34-MW Antelomita

Jirama seeks bids by 3 p.m. November 15 for rehabilitation of turbine-generator unit No. 3 of the 8.34-MW Antelomita hydroelectric project. Work includes rehabilitation of a head valve, turbine assembly, governor, generator, and excitation system; scouring and painting the exterior of the pressure pipe; and replacement of the transformer, cables, wiring, control and protection equipment, and circuit breakers.

6.76-MW Volobe

Jirama seeks bids by 3 p.m. November 17 for refurbishment of the 6.76-MW Volobe hydroelectric project. Work includes rehabilitation of the turbine and excitation system of Unit 5201; the governor of Unit 5401; and the protection, voltage regulation, and circuit breakers of Units 5202, 5203, and 5401.

The utility also seeks bids by November 6 and 8 for transmission system work.

Tender documents, in French, for the hydro project solicitations, are available from the first address below for 100,000 ariary (US$47.27) each, if obtained from Jirama’s office, or US$250 each, if requested to be sent overseas by express service or electronically. Bids are to be submitted to the second address below.

For information contact:
o Jiro Sy Rano Malagasy (Jirama), Direction de l’equipment electricite, Attn.: M. Dieudonne Raoelijaona, Directeur, 13 Rue Rabezavana, Ambodifilao, Antananarivo 101 Madagascar; (261) 2-02226868; Fax: (261) 2-02226936; E-mail: deel@jirama.mg; or
o Jiro Sy Rano Malagasy (Jirama), Direction Generale, Attn.: M. Bernhard Rohman, 149 Rue Rainandriamampandry, Ambohijatovo, Etage No. 2, Salle de Conference, Antananarivo 101 Madagascar; (261) 2-02220031; E-mail: dg@jirama.mg.

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