Ukraine seeks lenders engineer for hydro program, turbine-generator rehab at 225-MW Kyiv, 651-MW Dnipro 1

Kyiv Hydropower Project

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) invites expressions of interest to serve as lenders engineer to oversee rehabilitation of major hydroelectric projects in the Ukraine. Responses are due January 14, 2014.

In addition, the projects' owner, PJSC UkrHydroEnergo, seeks bids for turbine-generator rehabilitation at the 225-MW Kyiv (or Kiev) pumped-storage project and the 651-MW Dnipro 1 hydroelectric project. Those bids are due March 18.

The work is part of ongoing Ukrainian hydro project rehabilitation funded by EBRD, the World Bank and European Investment Bank. UkrHydroEnergo took bids in September for turbine-generator repairs and control upgrade at the 444-MW Kaniv hydroelectric project on the Dnieper River. It took bids in April for rehabilitation of generators at the 686-MW Kremenchuk and 661-MW Dnipro 2 projects on the Dnieper.

The utility plans to extend project life with replacement of equipment and dam safety work at six hydroelectric projects: Kaniv, Kremenchuk (or Kremenchug), Dnipro 1 and 2 (or Dnieper or Dnieprovska 1 and 2), Kyiv, and 352-MW Dniprodzerzhinsk (or Dniprodzerzhynsk or Dnieprojerzinsk). UkrHydroEnergo awarded a contract in 2009 to Ukraine turbine manufacturer Turboatom to supply replacement turbines for Kaniv, Dnipro 2, Kyiv, and Dniprodzerzhinsk.

EBRD now invites expressions of interest from consultants to serve the banks as lenders engineer for the rehabilitation program, which is expected to total 614.6 million euros (US$845.7 million). The lenders engineer is to monitor project progress and ensure compliance with bank policies and rules. Valued at 450,000 euros (US$619,240), the work is to be carried out between March 2014 and May 2017, with a possibility of extension subject to funding.

Expressions of interest are to include experience, qualifications and a completed contact sheet that may be obtained from the EBRD Internet site under www.ebrd.com/pages/workingwithus/procurement/notices/csu/contact_sheet.doc.

Expressions of interest in English are due January 14, via EBRD's eSelection website, https://eselection.ebrd.com/suite.

For information, contact Maria Haugh, Principal Adviser, Technical Cooperation, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, 1 Exchange Square, London EC2A 2JN United Kingdom; (44) 20-73387185; E-mail: haughm@ebrd.com; Internet: www.ebrd.com.

Turbine-generator rehab sought for 225-MW Kyiv, 651-MW Dnipro 1

Ukrhydroenergo also seeks bids by March 18 for two lots:

  • Lot 1, UHE/TFCS1/T/3-13, rehabilitation of three non-reversible Francis turbines and generators at the Kyiv pumped-storage project;
  • Lot 2, UHE/TFCS2/T/3-13, rehabilitation of three Francis turbines and generators at the Dnipro 1 hydropower project.

Bids may be submitted for one or both lots. The work for both lots is to require 60 months.

Bidding documents (No. UHE/TFCS/T/3-13), in English and Russian, may be obtained from the address below for 950 euros (US$1,307) by direct deposit to any of the specified account numbers:

  • Intermediary Bank: Deutsche Bank AG, Frankfurt Am Main, DE, SWIFT: DEUTDEFF;
  • Correspondent Bank, Khreschatyk Bank, Kyiv, Ukraine, SWIFT: KHRCUAUK, Account No. 100-9477720 00/EUR;
  • Bank of Beneficiary: Ukrconstinvestbank JSC, Kiev, Ukraine, Account No. 1600100018925;
  • Beneficiary: Ukrhydroenergo PJSC, 07300 Vyshgorod, Kyiv Region, Ukraine, Account No. 26005301068101.

Payment also can be made directly to the PJSC UkrHydroEnergo cashier at the address below in the equivalent Ukrainian hryvnas according to the National Bank of Ukraine exchange rate. Upon request, the documents will dispatched by courier.

First-stage technical bids are due by 11 a.m. March 18. For information, contact Public Joint Stock Company UkrHydroEnergo, Mrs. Zhanna Gutina, First Deputy Director, PJSC UkrHydroEnergo office 217, 07300 Vyshgorod, Kyiv Region, Ukraine; (380) 45-9658227; Fax: (380) 45-9622007; E-mail: gutina@ges.kv.energy.gov.ua.

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