Nigeria reissues call for dam safety experts to review seven dams, reservoir

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The government of Nigeria has reissued a call for 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 now are due June 30.

The government previously called for responses by January 15 under its Transforming Irrigation Management in Nigeria Project (TRIMING).

Under the TRIMING program, the government also recruited consultants in May to provide dam safety training, design and feasibility studies and construction supervision of multi-purpose reservoir and irrigation projects.  Nigeria's water resources minister said in March the government will include or add hydroelectric power generating facilities to all existing and future dams within the country.

The Ministry of Water Resources now seeks dam safety experts for a panel to 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 now are to submit expressions of interest and resumes to the address below by 2 p.m. June 30. 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: pymanjuk@triming.org.
 

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