Nigeria seeks dam safety system, disease survey for 760-MW Kainji, 540-MW Jebba

ABUJA, Nigeria 5/23/12 (PennWell) — Power Holding Co. of Nigeria (PHCN) invites expressions of interest from consulting firms to establish a dam safety system and to perform a study of waterborne diseases for the 760-MW Kainji and 540-MW Jebba hydroelectric projects on the Niger River in Nigeria. Responses are due June 18.

The World Bank’s International Development Association approved a loan to Autorite du Bassin du Niger, including Benin, Guinea, Mali, Niger, and Nigeria, for a program of water resources development and sustainable management of ecosystems in the Niger River Basin, including rehabilitation of Kainji and Jebba. The 44-year-old Kainji was shut down by the government in March after excessive water leakage was seen as a threat to the whole station.

As implementing agency of the program, PHCN seeks consultants for a two-component assignment:
o Establishment of a Dam Safety System, compatible with international standards, including development of a hydrological model, installation of a hydrological monitoring system, flood risk mapping, an emergency preparedness plan, a flood warning system, advice on upgraded dam hardware, and revised operational procedures;
o Epidemiological Survey for Waterborne Diseases in Kainji and Jebba Dam Areas, including a technical survey with a view to tackling disease types, sources, prevention, and treatment.

The work is expected to require 16 months.

Expressions of interest are due by mail or in person to the first address below by June 18.

For information, contact:
o Engr. Ben Nwozor, General Manager, PHCN Project Management Unit, No. 7, Kampala St., Wuse II, Abuja 900288 Nigeria; (234) 9-8746412; E-mail: phcnpmu@nepapmu.org; Internet: www.nepapmu.org.
o Engr. Husaini S. Labo, Managing Director/CEO, Power Holding Co. of Nigeria Plc., Plot 441, Zambezi Crescent, Maitama, Abuja Nigeria.

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Nigeria seeks dam safety services for 760-MW Kainji, 540-MW Jebba

Power Holding Co. of Nigeria (PHCN) invites expressions of interest to provide dam safety services for the 760-MW Kainji and 540-MW Jebba hydroelectric projects. Responses are due August 4, 2009.

The World Bank’s International Development Association approved a loan to Autorite du Bassin du Niger, including Benin, Guinea, Mali, Niger, and Nigeria, for a program of water resources development and sustainable management of ecosystems in the Niger River Basin, including rehabilitation of Kainji and Jebba. PHCN recently sought geotechnical studies and engineering design of dam and spillway rehabilitation at Jebba. (HydroWorld 2/11/09)

Government-owned PHCN now is recruiting consultants for technical assistance to update the projects’ environmental and social management plan and to advance an early flood warning system and dam safety at the projects. Kainji and Jebba fell into disrepair during Nigeria’s military period.

Consultant work is to include: beginning the process to obtain ISO14001 certification for the dams; providing training in safety communication, dam safety, operational water quality monitoring, and flood management; developing monitoring programs for environmental and social management and dam safety; and developing an emergency action plan and early flood warning system.

Expressions of interest are due August 4. For information, contact Eng. M.A. Ganiyu, Manager, PHCN Project Management Unit, No. 7, Kampala St., Wuse II, Abuja, Nigeria; Tel/Fax: (234) 9-4136684; E-mail: maganiyui@nepapmu.org.

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