Sediment study gear sought for 1,200-MW Aswan reservoir in Egypt, Sudan

Egypt’s Ministry of Water Resources seeks equipment for study of sedimentation in Lake Nasser/Nubia, formed by Egypt’s 1,200-MW Aswan High Dam on the Nile River. Bids are due April 28.

The World Bank has provided US$2.7 million in financing for the Eastern Nile Watershed Management Project-Lake Nasser/Nubia Management Framework. Lake Nasser is the name for Aswan’s reservoir in Egypt, while Sudan refers to its small upstream reservoir as Lake Nubia.

Egypt and Sudan plan to seek equipment and consulting services for sedimentation mitigation and sustainable management of Lake Nasser/Nubia. (HydroWorld 11/23/09) The Ministry of Water Resources currently seeks equipment to improve information necessary to predict sedimentation processes in the lakes for possible mitigation and other management measures.

Equipment sought includes: a multi-beam hydrographic survey system, a sub-bottom sampler, an acoustic Doppler current profiler, meteorological stations, and an automatic sand collector.

Bidding documents in English may be obtained from the address below.

Bids are due by noon Cairo time, April 28. For information, contact Dr. Wael M. Khairy, LNNMF Project Management Unit, Nile Water Sector, Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation, Egypt, 9 El-Mokhaim Eldaaem St. (New name: El-Shalid St.), 6th District, Nasr City, P.O. Box 11471, Egypt; (20) 2-22611197; Fax: (20) 2-24025966; E-mail:,

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