PROJET DE CENTRALE HYDROELECTRIQUE “AU FIL D'EAU” DE SALTINHO EN GUINEE BISSAU
Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 12:00
The Gambia River Basin Organization (OMVG) with financial and technical support from the African Development Bank, through the Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA), the United Nations Organization Industrial development Organization (UNIDO), the ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) and the Austrian Development Bank (OEEB), is preparing and structuring the proposed construction and operation of a run-of-river hydropower plant with an estimated capacity of 20 MW in Guinea Bissau, at the Corubal river, some 100 km south-east of the capital Bissau.
The project is part of a wider regional grid extension project, which will interlink electrical networks of The Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau and Senegal. Moreover, it is promoted under the umbrella of the GEF project “Promoting Renewable Energy Investments in the Electricity Sector in Guinea Bissau”. The project will contribute to the established renewable energy targets in ECOWAS Renewable Energy Policy, as well as the SE4ALL Action Agenda and National Renewable Action Plan (NREAP) for Guinea-Bissau. It will be a priority project of the SE4ALL Investment Prospectus for Guinea Bissau.
The purpose of the intervention of the partners involved is to provide technical assistance to structure the project in order to attract private investors and to help facilitate funding by the authorized financial institutions.
The project includes the following components:
a) bankable feasibility study to determine the technical,
b) economic, financial, environmental and social feasibility of the project (to be provided in French and English) Engineering and design study (incl. hydraulic model) and procurement documents (bill of quantities)
c) Study of environmental and social impact
d) Development of a sustainable institutional and financial IPP/PPP scheme through the intervention of a transaction advisor, as well as identification and selection of private investors
e) external audit of the project accounts.
The acquisition of services will be in accordance with the AfDB’s New Procurement Policy Framework for Bank Group Funded Operations, approved October 2015, available on www.afdb.org.
Notice for expressions of interest should be available from the month of January 2017 and the bid documents from March/April 2017.
Interested bidders may obtain further information and should confirm their interest by e-mail, to the following address:
Organization for the Development of the Gambia River (OMVG):
Attention: Mr El Hadj Lansana FOFANA, Haut-Commissaire de l’OMVG.