Tajikistan seeks rehab construction of 240-MW Golovnaya hydro project

Golovnaya Hydropower Project

Utility Barki Tojik Joint Stock Holding Co. seeks bids for construction and completion of the rehabilitation of Tajikistan's 240-MW Golovnaya hydropower project. Bids are due May 15.

Barki Tojik last year recruited consultants to oversee refurbishment of electrical and mechanical equipment at Golovnaya. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved a US$136 million grant for refurbishment of Golovnaya, which was commissioned in 1962 on the Vakhsh River.

ADB is helping finance improvements to Golovnaya and other projects in the Vakhsh River Cascade. Golovnaya currently has only 120 MW operating. Officials said the rehabilitation should increase Golovnaya's capacity to 252 MW while extending its life by 50 years.

Golovnaya is to be refurbished and upgraded under two separate turnkey contracts. The current solicitation is for the first contract for replacement of water-to-wire equipment for three of the six units, partial refurbishment of two other units, new control systems, refurbishment or replacement of spillway facilities and powerhouse operating equipment, civil and building works and environmental mitigation. The second contract, to be tendered later, is for replacement of electrical equipment and control systems for the 220/110/10-kilovolt switchyard.

Bidding documents in English may be obtained in hard copy by written request to the address below for bidding documents for "ADB Grant 0376-TAJ/BT/ICB-1 Golovnaya 240-MW HPP Rehabilitation Project." Payment of US$500 for hard copy is by cash or transfer to OJSC Orienbank, Dushanbe, Republic of Tajikistan; SWIFT: OTJKTJ22; In favor of SE Project Management Unit for Electro Energy Sector; Account No. 20206840716901000572; Correspondent bank: Novikombank, Moscow, Russia; Correspondent account: 30111840700000000006; SWIFT: CNOVRUMM; Details of payment: Payment for Bid Documents.

There is no charge for an electronic copy.

Bids are due by 3 p.m. May 15. For information, contact Project Management Unit for Electro-Energy Sector, Executive Director Nazar Nazarzoda, 39A Kahorova Str., 734042 Dushanbe, Tajikistan; Tel/Fax: (992) 372222556; E-mail: pmu_tj@mail.ru.

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