Senegal River agency seeks consultant for 59-MW Felou

The three-nation Senegal River development organization seeks expressions of interest for technical assistance to build the 59-MW Felou hydroelectric project on the Senegal River in Mali. Responses are due August 11.

The Organisation pour la Mise en Valeur du Fleuve Senegal (OMVS) seeks a consultant to provide technical assistance for Phase 2 of the hydro project. (HNN 4/24/07) Services are to include engineering and supervision of work, including:
o Manufacture and assembly;
o Management of disputes;
o Services after work;
o Engineering and construction work on site and manufacture of equipment;
o Tests before start up of turbine-generators and transmission line;
o Operation during the guarantee period;
o Control of environmental protection plan implementation; and
o Technical assistance to OMVS at the time of contract execution with the constructor of the project.

Felou is to have three bulb or Kaplan turbines designed for a flow of 500 cubic meters per second and a head of 14.8 meters. It is to include a 630-meter diversion channel on the left bank of the river and a three-kilometer, 225-kilovolt transmission line to Kayes station.

OMVS awarded a contract to Electricite de France in 2006 to provide technical assistance for the first phase of Felou, one of several hydro projects planned for the Senegal River by OMVS. The agency also invited pre-qualification of firms to build the project in 2006. (HNN 12/14/06)

Expressions of interest, labeled �Manifestations d’interet pour la selection d’un bureau d’assistance technique, phase 2 du projet hydroeletrique de Felou,� are due to the address below by 10 a.m. August 11. Submission of files by Internet is not permitted.

For information, SOGEM, Societe de Gestion de Manantalie, ACI 2000 Parcelle No. 2501, BP E 4015, Bamako, Mali; (223) 223-3286; Fax: (223) 223-8350; E-mail: mountaga.diallo@sogem-omvs.com.

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