Papua New Guinea seeks EPC contractor for 3-MW Divune hydro project

Papua New Guinea utility PNG Power Ltd. seeks bids for engineering procurement and construction of the 3-MW Divune hydroelectric project at Popendetta in Oro Province. Bids are due April 11.

With a loan from the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the government is implementing a Town Electrification Investment Program that includes the Divune project.

ADB also is funding the Port Moresby Grid Development Project, which recruited hydropower engineers in October. PNG Power also called for consultants last year to serve as procurement adviser to its Energy Sector Development Project, which includes development of the 80-MW Naoro Brown hydroelectric project. ADB recruited consultants in 2012 to prepare a cascade management plan including refurbishment or expansion of the five-plant 66.2-MW Rouna hydroelectric cascade.

PNG Power now seeks bids for design, engineering, procurement and construction of the run-of-river Divune project, which is to feature two turbine-generators with a design discharge of 6.3 cms and gross head of 95 meters. The contract is to cover civil, hydro-mechanical, mechanical and electrical works.

Bid documents in English may be obtained from the address below for 600 kina or US$300 by cash, telegraphic transfer, bank deposit or cashable check to PNG Power Ltd., Papua New Guinea, Account Name: PNG Power Ltd., Bank South Pacific, Boroko Branch No. 008 943, Account No. 1000489317, SWIFT Code: BOSPPGP. Request bidding documents for DHPP-ICBV1-01/14 “Engineering, Procurement and Construction of Divune Hydro Power Project in Popondetta, Oro Province of Papua New Guinea.” Documents will be delivered by courier for an additional fee of US$150.

Bids are due to the address below by 2 p.m. April 11. For information, contact Francis Mamia, PNG Power Ltd. National Office, Project Management Unit, Corner Wards Rd./Cordia St., Hohola, P.O. Box 1105, Boroko, NCD, Papua New Guinea; (675) 3243533; Fax: (675) 3234974; E-mail:; Internet:

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