Haiti seeks engineering to refurbish grid link from 54-MW Peligre

Electricite d'Haiti (EDH) invites expressions of interest to perform detailed engineering for rehabilitation of a transmission line linking the 54-MW Peligre hydroelectric project to Haiti's capital, Port-au-Prince. Responses are due May 17.

The utility recruited consultants for the work previously, in 2010. At that time, it also took bids for rehabilitation of the Peligre hydro plant. The Haiti government has received funding for the work from the OPEC Fund for International Development and the Inter-American Development Bank.

Built in 1971, Peligre serves the Port-au-Prince area but has diminished generating capacity due to deteriorating equipment. During the first phase of rehabilitation, the first of three turbines, Unit 2, and other electrical equipment are to be refurbished. The second phase of the total US$40 million project is to include rehabilitation of a second turbine, Unit 3, and the transmission line linking Peligre to Port-au-Prince. The third phase is to include rehabilitation of the third turbine, Unit 1.

In the latest solicitation, EDH seeks expressions of interest from consultants for detailed engineering of the rehabilitation of the 115-kilovolt transmission line. Work is to include inspection and recommendations on the state of the existing system, a rehabilitation schedule, economic and financial analysis, bidder criteria, and a list of equipment to be replaced or rehabilitated. The work is expected to take four months.

Expressions of interest and qualifications, in French, are due to the address below by 2 p.m. May 17. Companies are to be notified of their qualification and invited to submit proposals.

For information, contact Electricite d'Haiti, Martin Camille Cange, Coordinnateur de Projets, Programme de Remise en etat de la Centrale Hydroelectrique de Peligre, Angle Rue Chareron et Boulevard Harry Truman, Port-au-Prince, Haiti; (509) 2946-6060.

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