Uganda seeks switchyard upgrade for 255-MW Bujagali

KAMPALA, Uganda 1/18/12 (PennWell) -- Uganda Electricity Transmission Co. Ltd. (UETCL) seeks bids to upgrade a switchyard to 220 kilovolts at the 255-MW Bujagali hydroelectric project on Uganda's Victoria Nile River. Bids are due February 7.

Construction of Bujagali began in 2007 at Jinja, including a 132-kilovolt substation. MWH of the United States was named to provide engineering services during construction.

UETCL now seeks bids for engineering, design, supply, installation, and commissioning of two 250-megavolt-ampere, 220/132/33 kilovolt transformers, related civil works, and ancillary equipment at the Bujagali project switchyard.

Bidding documents may be obtained from the address below for US$100 or the equivalent in a convertible currency. Bids are due by 11 a.m. February 7.

For information, contact Principal Procurement Officer, Uganda Electricity Transmission Co. Ltd. (UETCL), Ground Floor, Procurement Office, Plot 10, Hannington Road, P.O. Box 7625, Kampala, Uganda; (256) 414-233433; Fax: (256) 414-341789; E-mail:

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