Liberia seeks dam, powerhouse rehabilitation at 60- to 80-MW Mount Coffee hydro project

Mount Coffee Hydropower Project

The government of Liberia invites applications for post-qualification and bids to reconstruct the main dam and rehabilitate the powerhouse of the 64-MW Mount Coffee hydroelectric project in Liberia. A mandatory site visit is scheduled December 12, with qualification documents due January 3 and bids due January 17, 2014.

Voith won an order in October to modernize Francis turbines and deliver new generators, control technology, and electrical and mechanical power plant equipment for Mount Coffee. The government also called for bids in November for site rehabilitation and in September to refurbish or install new gates, penstocks, and other hydraulic steelwork at the project, whose restored capacity is estimated at between 60 and 80 MW.

Mount Coffee was destroyed during a period of civil war in the early 1990s, making the cost of repairs and upgrades an estimated US$230 million. The government has received funding from various donors including the European Investment Bank and the European Central Bank to help finance the work.

The government now invites post-qualification and tenders for Main Contract 2A for rehabilitation of the hydropower plant. The contract features preparatory works including the camp; reconstruction of the main dam and rehabilitation of the existing ones; powerhouse, spillway, and intake rehabilitation works; infrastructure and road works; and coordination of other works. The work is to be performed from May 2014 to December 2016.

Tender documents may be obtained until December 11 from the Mount Coffee Project Implementation Unit address below for US$200 paid by:

  • US dollar transfer: Correspondent bank: Standard Chartered NY, America, New York, USA, Swift Code: SCBLUS33, Account title: United Bank for Africa (Liberia) Ltd., Broad & Nelson Streets, Monrovia, Liberia, Swift Code: UNAFLRLM - Account No. USD: 3582-025762-001, Beneficiary: LEC Mount Coffee Project, Beneficiary's Account No. 53030030002628;
  • Euro transfer: Correspondent bank: Deutsche Bank AG Frankfurt, Frankfurt Am Main de Germany - Swift Code: DEUTDEFF, IBAN: DE18500700100954798500, Account title: United Bank for Africa (Liberia) Ltd., Broad & Nelson Streets, Monrovia, Liberia, Swift Code: UNAFLRLM - Account No. EUR: 954798500, Beneficiary: LEC Mount Coffee Project, Beneficiary's Account No. 53030030002628.

A mandatory pre-bid meeting and site visit are scheduled December 12. Participation must be confirmed by December 11 in writing or e-mail to the Mount Coffee Project Implementation Unit address below. Requests for clarification related to qualification are due by December 16. Requests for clarification related to bidding are due by January 3.

Qualification documents labeled, "Application for Post-qualification of the Civil Works Contract 2A for the Mt. Coffee Rehabilitation Project," are due by 11 a.m., Central European Time, January 3 to the address below of owner's engineer Norplan-Fichtner Mount Coffee Joint Venture.

Tender documents labeled, "Proposal of the Civil Works Contract 2A for the Mt. Coffee Rehabilitation Project," are due by 11 a.m., Central European Time, January 17 to the address below of owner's engineer Norplan-Fichtner Mount Coffee Joint Venture.

For information, contact:

  • Deputy Project Manager Emmanuel A. Lawrence, Mount Coffee Project Implementation Unit, Liberia Electricity Corp., Waterside, Monrovia, Liberia; (231) 777-403030; E-mail: emmanuelalawrence@gmail.com.
  • Nico Ruse, Norplan-Fichtner Mount Coffee Joint Venture, c/o Fichtner, Sarweystrasse 3, D-70191 Stuttgart, Germany; (49) 7118995738; Fax: (49) 7118995459; E-mail: nico.ruse@fichtner.de.

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