Malawi seeks feasibility study of 175-MW Fufu

Malawi's energy ministry invites expressions of interest from consultants to perform a feasibility study of the 100- to 175-MW Fufu hydroelectric project on the South Rukuru River. Responses are due October 16.

The government received a grant and credit from the World Bank's International Development Association to finance the Energy Sector Support Project. A portion of the funding is to be used for the hydro project study.

A power development study conducted in 1998 showed the Fufu site has a capacity to generate between 100 and 175 MW depending on the dam construction methods.

The Internal Procurement Committee of the Ministry of Natural Resources, Energy and Environment invites expressions of interest to develop a full bankable feasibility study including tender, design, and documentation for development of the Fufu project and associated transmission lines to the nearest grid station.

Expressions of interest, labeled "Expression of Interest for Consulting Services to Conduct Feasibility Studies for the Proposed Fufu Hydropower Project," are due by 2 p.m. October 16 to Chairman, Internal Procurement Committee, Ministry of Natural Resources, Energy and Environment, Capital Hill, P/Bag 350, Lilongwe 3 Malawi; (265) 1789488; Fax: (265) 1788689; E-mail: mccallumsibande@yahoo.com.

For information, Contact Project Coordinator, Energy Sector Support Project (ESSP), P/Bag 350, Lilongwe 3 Malawi; (265) 1789488; Fax: (265) 1788689; E-mail: frankamanga@yahoo.com.

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