Serbia seeks environmental expert, engineer for small hydro rehab, development

Serbia utility Elektroprivreda Srbije invites expressions of interest from consulting firms to serve as environmental expert and independent engineer for its small hydropower rehabilitation and development program. Responses are due June 12.

With funding from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Elektroprivreda is implementing a small hydropower program to rehabilitate the total of 15 small hydro projects and to construct two new small hydro projects at existing dams.

The utility previously called for bids by July 24 to supply and install electrical and mechanical equipment for reconstruction of seven small hydroelectric projects totaling 9.98 MW. It took bids in January for electro-mechanical equipment to reconstruct eight other small hydro projects totaling 9.79 MW. Serbia’s Ministry of Finance also pre-qualified firms last December to perform an inventory of small hydropower projects and sites.

Elektroprivreda now invites expressions of interest for an environmental expert and independent engineer to provide technical assistance for environmental and engineering services to the small hydro program. The work includes: Task 1 to assist Elektroprivreda with an environmental and social action plan, and Task 2 to assist the utility in supervision of the implementation phase.

With a maximum budget of 600,000 euros (US$670,000), the work is expected to require 30 months beginning in September.

Expressions of interest and qualifications, in English, are due by 3 p.m. June 12, labeled “Expression of Interest for Environmental Expert and Independent Engineer for the EPS Small Hydro Power Plants Project in Serbia.”

For information, contact Project Director Nebojsa Aleksic, Elektroprivreda Srbije (EPS), Balkanska 13, Belgrade 11000 Serbia; (381) 113952540; Fax: (381) 113970045; E-mail: nebojsa.aleksic@eps.rs; Internet: www.eps.rs.
 

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