SCADA/EMS system sought for Cameroon hydro utility

Cameroon invites applications for pre-qualification to supply a supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system for its hydropower-based utility system. Responses are due May 4.

Utility AES SONEL, owned by AES Corp. of the United States and the government of Cameroon, plans to pre-qualify turnkey contractors for design, supply, installation, and commissioning of a SCADA/Energy Management System (EMS) for its network, which has about 930 MW of installed capacity, of which 80 percent is hydropower.

Lot 1 includes SCADA/EMS installation at a National System Control Center and various other facilities and substations, 35 automatic hydrological stations in the Sanaga and Benoue River basins, a hydro-meteorological flow management system for the Sanaga River basin, and telecommunication interconnections.

Lot 2 includes an automatic meter reading and meter management system for customer premises and implementation of an energy data management system.

Contractors may pre-qualify for both lots as one project. Invitations to bid are expected to be issued in May.

Pre-qualification is to be done on the Internet at www.poweradvocate.com under Register. The registration sheet must be completed, with the indication �Construction SCADA/EMS and metering system for AES SONEL� in the referral field.

AES SONEL is to confirm registration by e-mail granting access to the data platform. Applicants then may return to the website to obtain pre-qualification information. Applications are to be submitted electronically by May 4.

Submit questions on qualification by e-mail to vincent.mainsah@aes.com and emmanuel.moteng@aes.com. Submit questions on the Power Advocate Internet platform by e-mail to eugenia.gibbons@poweradvocate.com.

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