Senegal River agency seeks electric equipment rehab at Diama Dam

The multi-nation Senegal River management agency seeks bids for restoration of electrical and electronic equipment at Diama Dam on the Senegal River in Senegal. Bids in two solicitations are due August 5.

The Organisation pour la Mise en Valeur du Fleuve Senegal (OMVS), which includes Senegal, Guinea, Mali, and Mauritania, seeks bids to restore electrical and electronic equipment and to automate control and measurement systems at Diama. In a separate solicitation, OMVS seeks bids to restore cathodic protection equipment for submerged structures at Diama.

OMVS invited expressions of interest to study the work in 2008. (HydroWorld 7/16/08) It also recruited consultants in 2009 to develop a master plan for a transmission grid system to interconnect proposed new hydroelectric projects. (HydroWorld 8/12/09)

Diama Dam, which aids irrigation and prevents intrusion of the Atlantic Ocean into the Senegal River, is part of the Senegal River Basin Regional Hydropower Development Project overseen by OMVS.

Documents for each solicitation, in French, may be obtained from the addresses below for 250,000 CFA francs (US$482) each, by crossed check or credit transfer to Organisation pour la Mise en Valeur du Fleuve Senegal or Societe de Gestion et d’Exploitation de Diama (SOGED).

Bids for each solicitation are due by 10 a.m. August 5.

For information, contact:
o Haut Commissariat de l’OMVS, B.P. 3152, 5 Place de l’Independence, Dakar, Senegal; (221) 33-8234530; Fax: (221) 33-8220163; E-mail:; Internet:,;
o Direction Generale de la Societe de Gestion et d’Exploitation de Diama (SOGED), B.P. 5048, Nouakchott, Mauritanie; (222) 524-2458; Fax: (222) 524-4535; E-mail:;
o Direction Generale de la Societe de Gestion et d’Exploitation de Diama (SOGED), Barrage de Diama, B.P. 396, Saint-Louis, Senegal; Tel/Fax: (222) 33-9611631; E-mail:

Senegal utility to seek power sector work, equipment, consultants

Senegal national utility, Societe National d’Electricite (Senelec), plans to seek bids for work, equipment, and consultants to reinforce the effectiveness of its hydropower-based electricity sector.

The World Bank’s International Development Association has provided funding to Senegal to address power shortages by extending electrical service to rural areas and by developing new generation capacity.

Senelec said it plans to issue solicitations for work in the production, transport, and distribution of electricity; in civil engineering; and telecommunications. It plans to seek supplies including spare parts for power stations, communication equipment, office supplies, data processing supplies, tools, and vehicles. It also plans to seek consultant services for the program.

Firms seeking to participate in bidding are invited to contact the address below. For information, contact Senelec, Senelec 28, Rue Vincens, B.P. 93, Dakar, Senegal; (221) 33-8393030; Fax: (221) 33-8231267; E-mail:; Internet:

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