Owner's engineer sought for Tanzania five-plant hydro rehabilitation

A Norwegian lender seeks bids from consultants to serve as owner's engineer for Tanzania's electric utility in the rehabilitation of five hydroelectric projects. Bids are due February 1.

The Norwegian water resources and energy directorate, Norges Vassdrags- og Energidirektorat (NVE), seeks the consultant to perform architectural and engineering services for Tanzania Electricity Supply Co. (Tanesco). The World Bank recruited consultants in September to study the sustainability of hydropower in Tanzania in relation to fears of future climate change.

NVE said the owner's engineer is to assist Tanesco in ensuring that supply and installation of five hydropower plants under the emergency repair initiative is performed according to individual needs of each hydro plant and in accordance with technical and quality standards. The consultant also is to help ensure that quality and cost of supply are controlled. The work is to require 24 months, with possibility of extension.

NVE said tendering will be conducted using the Mercell Sourcing Service. Those seeking to register interest and obtain tender documents are to utilize the Mercell Internet site under http://com.mercell.com/m/mts/Tender/36804931.aspx.

Bids, in English, are due by noon February 1. For information, contact Martin Brittain, Norges Vassdrags- og Energidirektorat (NVE), Middelthunsgate 29, 0368 Oslo, Norway; (47) 22959313; E-mail: mcbr@nve.no; Internet: www.nve.no.

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