Malawi seeks dam safety review panel for Kamuzu Barrage, Diamphwe Dam

The government of Malawi invites expressions of interest from consultants to serve on a dam safety design expert panel for Kamuzu Barrage and Diamphwe Multi-purpose Dam in Malawi’s Shire River Basin. Responses are due February 26.

The government also seeks bids in February and March for gates, civil construction and a jib crane/weed collector for the upgrade of Kamuzu Barrage at Liwonde. Malawi has issued a number of recent solicitations under the Shire Basin program, including a call for a feasibility study of the 160- to 370-MW Kholombidzo hydroelectric project on the Shire River. The government commissioned in January the 64-MW second phase of the now 128-MW Kapichira hydroelectric project on the Shire.

The Ministry of Water Development and Irrigation now seeks a panel of experts to assist the Ministry in reviewing documentation and providing dam safety expertise during design and construction of the Kamuzu upgrade and of Diamphwe. Panel members are to have expertise in structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, electro-mechanical engineering and seismology.

Further information and terms of reference may be obtained from the first address below. Expressions of interest labeled “Expression of Interest for Technical Assistance as a Member of a Panel of Experts on Water Infrastructure Projects (indicating the area of expertise interested)” are due February 26 to the second address below.

For information contact:

  • Program Manager, Attn.: Procurement Specialist, National Water Development Program, Manobec Building, Area 4, Off Paul Kagame Road, Private Bag 353, Lilongwe 3 Malawi; (265) 1-775011; Fax: (265) 1-754639; E-mail:,,
  • Ministry of Water Development and Irrigation, Attn: Chairman, Internal Procurement Committee, Tikwere House, City Center, Ground Floor, Room 12, IPC Tender Box, Private Bag 390, Lilongwe 3 Malawi.
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