West African Power Pool seeks hydropower consultant for multiple hydro projects

The West African Power Pool (WAPP) invites expressions of interest from consultants to serve as a hydropower expert to support preparation and implementation of hydropower projects in the region. Responses are due March 13.

The Cotonou-based WAPP Secretariat, a unit of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), seeks to implement mutually reinforcing infrastructure programs that encompass diverse regional power generation and transmission projects to result in a fully integrated West African power grid and electricity market.

WAPP recruited consultants in 2014 to update a feasibility study for the 515-MW Souapiti hydroelectric project and in 2013 to prepare feasibility studies of the 118-MW Kassa B hydro project, both in Guinea.

The agency now is using World Bank funding for a Cote d’Ivoire-Liberia-Sierra Leone-Guinea Interconnection Project to finance a contract for a hydropower expert for three years. The principal assignment would be to support the WAPP Secretariat in preparation and implementation of hydropower projects approved by the updated ECOWAS Master Plan for Electrical Power Generation and Transmission Facilities or any other relevant hydropower projects required by the WAPP Secretariat.

Expressions of interest, marked “Hydropower Expert,” are due by 6 p.m. March 13 by mail or e-mail to the address below. For information, contact Secretary General, West African Power Pool (WAPP), Zone des Ambassades, PK6, Akpakpa, 06 BP 2907 Cotonou, Benin; (229) 21374195; Fax: (229) 21374197; E-mail: consultants@ecowapp.org.

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