Samoa again extends call for construction of three mini-hydro projects

Samoa Electric Power Corp. (EPC) again extended the deadline for bids for design and construction of three mini-hydropower projects totaling 810 kW on Upolu and Savai’i islands in Samoa. Bids now are due October 19.

EPC previously called for bids by October 5 and August 31.

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) last year recruited an owners engineer to help the electric utility build the three mini-hydropower projects and to rehabilitate three mini-hydro projects totaling 4.69 MW. ADB provided US$23.8 million to repair projects on Upolu that were damaged in 2012 by Cyclone Evan and to construct the three new facilities. EPC called for bids by July 27 for reconstruction of the three storm-damaged projects, 1.74-MW Fale ole Fee, 1.9-MW Samasoni, and 1.05-MW Alaoa, all on Upolu.

EPC now seeks bids for design, construction, installation, completion and commissioning of 190-kW Faleaseela and 460-kW Fausaga-Tafitoala on Upolu and 160-kW Faleata on Savai’i.

A solicitation notice may be obtained from the ADB Internet site under

Bidding documents SAM EPC REP – 005 “Faleaseela, Faleata and Fausaga-Tafitoala Small Hydro Project”, in English, may be obtained for 450 tala or US$200 by e-mail request to Project Manager at the address below. Payment is at the EPC office or by deposit to the EPC bank account at ANZ Bank (Samoa) Ltd., Corner Beach Road and Post Office St., Account: Electric Power Corp., No. BSB Number 010979, Account No. 1200191, Swift Code: ANZBWSWW.

Bids, addressed to The Secretary, now are due by 10 a.m. October 19 in the tender box at Samoa National Tenders Board, Ministry of Finance Level 4, Central Bank of Samoa Building, Apia, Samoa; Bid No.: SAM EPC REP – 005 Faleaseela, Faleata and Fausaga-Tafitoala Small Hydro Project.

For information, contact Project Manager, Project Management Unit, Level 5 Tuiatua Tupua Tamasese Efi (TATTE) Building, Apia, Samoa; (685) 65512; Fax: (685) 22880; E-mail:

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