Nigeria seeks dam safety experts to review seven dams, reservoir

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The government of Nigeria invites expressions of interest from dam safety experts to serve on a panel to review and advise on dam safety and other critical aspects of seven dams and a reservoir in Nigeria. Responses are due January 15, 2015.

In September, feasibility studies were approved for reconstruction of Nigeria's 750-MW Kainji and 578-MW Jebba hydropower projects. In 2013, the Nigerian government signed a deal with the Export-Import Bank of China to allow construction of the 700-MW Zungeru hydropower project.

Nigeria's Ministry of Water Resources now seeks dam safety experts under its Transforming Irrigation Management in Nigeria Project. The panel would review 35-MW Dadin Kowa, Tiga, Challawa Gorge, Bakolori, Zobe, Goronyo and Hadejia dams as well as Ruwan Kanya Reservoir.

Nigeria's Kano State and India's Skipper Group signed an agreement in 2013, to develop small hydro projects at the Tiga and Challawa Gorge totaling 35 MW.

The government now seeks a geotechnical engineer, hydro electro-mechanical expert, dam remedial works design and construction specialist, and an operational hydrologist/hydraulics specialist.

Consultants are to submit expressions of interest and resumes to the address below by 2 p.m. January 15. For information, contact Project Coordinator, Transforming Irrigation Management in Nigeria Project, Federal Ministry of Water Resources, Plot 1402, Abba Kyari St., off Adesoji Aderemi St., APO – Abuja, Nigeria; (234) 8038391469; E-mail: ympeter@gmail.com.

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