Turnkey builders courted for Zambia’s 40-MW Kabompo Gorge

The power supplier to Zambia’s mining industry invites expressions of interest in turnkey construction of the 40-MW Kabompo Gorge hydroelectric project on the Kabompo River in Zambia’s North-Western Province. Responses are due November 26.

Copperbelt Energy Corp. (CEC) said it completed preliminary investigations to support preparation of tender documents for the project. The Zambia government awarded a development concession for Kabompo Gorge in 2008 to CEC and Tata Africa Holdings Ltd., a unit of India’s Tata Group.

Kabompo Gorge is to include a dam and water tunnels, power station, 80-kilometer transmission line to the nearest grid substation, and employee housing and other facilities. Invitations for turnkey bidding are expected to be issued in March 2011.

Pre-qualification documents in English may be obtained by written application to the address below with payment of US$150 by bank transfer to the CEC bank account or by cash to the CEC cashier at the address below.

Applications for pre-qualification, labeled “Expression of Interest for Contract KBGHPS 02: EPC/Turnkey Construction of Kabompo Gorge Hydroelectric Project,” are to be placed in a tender box at the address below by 3 p.m. November 26.

For information, contact Project Director, Kabompo Gorge Hydroelectric Power Project, Copperbelt Energy Corp. plc, Attn.: Mr. A. Botha, 23rd Ave., Nkana East, P.O. Box 20819, Kitwe, Zambia; (260) 2-12244004; Fax: (260) 2-12244040; E-mail: info@cec.com.zm; Internet: www.cecinvestor.com.

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