Tajikistan seeks engineering, implementation consultants to refurbish 126-MW Kayrakkum hydro project

Kayrakkum Hydropower Project

Tajikistan utility Barki Tojik invites expressions of interest from consultants to provide basic engineering and design, and project implementation consulting for rehabilitation of the 126-MW Kayrakkum hydroelectric project on Tajikistan's Syr Darya River. Responses to two solicitations are due October 6.

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and other donors recently approved US$75 million in funding for the first phase of modernization of Kayrakkum (also spelled Kairakkum or Qairokkum). EBRD recruited Austrian firms in 2012 for a feasibility study of rehabilitating the project. The government previously took bids for a flood early warning system and for geotechnical investigation and instrumentation works at the project, which was commissioned in 1957.

Procurement for the rehabilitation is to include two contracts, one for powerhouse and concrete dam rehabilitation and the other for supply and installation of hydraulic steel components, turbines and electro-mechanical equipment. The first phase of the upgrade is to increase the plant's installed capacity to 142 MW from 126 MW by the installation of two new and larger turbines.

Barki Tojik now invites expressions of interest for two consultant assignments. The first, for basic engineering and design consultancy services, involves preparation of preliminary design and technical specifications for main project components. The work is to require six months beginning in January 2015 at an estimated cost of US$1 million. The solicitation is unrestricted.

The second invitation is for consulting services to the project implementation unit involving preparation of tender documents, tendering assistance and supervision of project implementation and commissioning. The work is to require up to 60 months beginning in January 2015 at an estimated cost of US$2 million. With funding from the Austrian Technical Assistance Cooperation Fund, the solicitation is restricted to firms registered in Austria and staffed by Austrians, with 25 percent of the work by Tajikistan staff.

Expressions of interest for both solicitations are to include consultant declaration forms that may be obtained from the EBRD Internet site under http://www.ebrd.com/pages/workingwithus/procurement/notices/csu/contact_sheet.doc. Information should not exceed 25 pages including resumes.

One original and one copy in English and three copies in Russian are to be submitted to the address below in envelopes marked either "Expression of Interest for Design Services Consultant for Qairokkum Hydropower Plant" or "Expression of Interest for Consultant for the Project Implementation Unit for Qairokkum Hydropower Plant." Additional copies in English and Russian are to be submitted by e-mail to the EBRD address below.

Expressions of interest to both solicitations are due by 2 p.m., Dushanbe time, October 6. For information, contact:

  • Executive Director Saidov Saidmumin, PRG Energy Loss Reduction Project, OSHC Barki Tojik, 64 I. Somoni St., Room 302, Dushanbe 734026 Tajikistan; Fax: (992) 37-2358764; E-mail: elrpbt@gmail.com.
  • Maria Haugh, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, One Exchange Square, London EC2A 2JN United Kingdom; (44) 20-73387185; Fax: (44) 20-73387451; E-mail: haughm@ebrd.com.

Consultants sought to manage climate change effects on hydro system

EBRD also invites expressions of interest from consultants to help Barki Tojik build its capacity to manage the effects of climate change on its hydropower system, which provides 98 percent of Tajikistan's electricity. Responses are due October 6.

EBRD said it has integrated detailed analysis of climate change effects into the preparation and design of the Kayrakkum hydro project rehabilitation. However, it said Tajikistan has significant gaps in its understanding of the implications of climate variability for its hydropower production.

The bank seeks consultants to help Barki Tojik and hydro-meteorological agency Tajik Hydromet understand effects of climate change on hydro operations and help them develop climate-resilient hydropower plant management and operation. The work is to require 24 months with a possibility of extension for an estimated cost of US$998,770.

Expressions of interest in English are to include consultant declaration forms that may be obtained from the EBRD Internet site under http://www.ebrd.com/pages/workingwithus/procurement/notices/csu/contact_sheet.doc. Information should not exceed 25 pages including resumes.

Expressions of interest are due October 6, via EBRD's eSelection website, https://eselection.ebrd.com/suite. For information, contact Maria Haugh, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, One Exchange Square, London EC2A 2JN United Kingdom; (44) 20-73387185; Fax: (44) 20-73387451; E-mail: haughm@ebrd.com.
 

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