Senegal River agency seeks studies of Boureya, Badoumbe hydro

The multi-nation Senegal River management agency invites expressions of interest from consultants to study and prepare preliminary summaries of the Boureya and Badoumbe hydroelectric projects. Responses in separate solicitations are due December 17.

The river management agency, Organisation pour la Mise en Valeur du Fleuve Senegal (OMVS), has received a credit of US$110 million from the World Bank's International Development Association for an integrated management program that includes feasibility studies of five multipurpose hydroelectric projects including Boureya. (HNN 7/13/07) In November, it took expressions of interest from consultants to study and prepare for tendering the 280-MW Koukoutamba and 25-MW Gourbassi hydroelectric projects. (HNN 10/14/08)

Boureya, Bafing River, Guinea

In one solicitation, the agency invites expressions of interest from consultants to perform a feasibility study and summary preliminary draft for development of the Boureya project on the Bafing River, a Senegal River tributary, in Guinea.

Feasibility study work is to include collection and analysis of available physical data, including hydrological, topographic, geological, geotechnical, socio-economic, and environmental information. Complementary work is to be performed on the ground. The consultant also is to investigate uses of water for irrigation, fishing, navigation, and electrical energy for the mining industry and urban development. Work is to include design of principal works, including dam, powerhouse, substations, transmission lines, and alternatives. An economic and financial evaluation of the adopted solution is to be presented.

Additional information about reference documents may be obtained from the address below. Expressions of interest, labeled "Manifestations d'interet pour la selection d'un Consultant pour l'Etude de faisabilite et d'avant projet sommaire (APS) - de l'Amenagement hydroelectrique de Boureya," are due to the address below by 3:30 p.m. December 17.

Badoumbe, Bakoye River, Mali

In the other solicitation, OMVS invites expressions of interest from consultants to perform a feasibility study and summary preliminary draft of the Badoumbe project on the Bakoye River, a Senegal River tributary, in Mali.

Feasibility study work is to include taking note of previous studies of the project and analysis of available physical data. Work also includes study of water requirements for principal sectors and an update of hydrological data and analyses of water. Complementary work is to be performed on the ground and in laboratory. The consultant also is to study problems of transport for provisioning the building site and is to study unit prices. Other work includes studying technical provisions and functional characteristics of the works for various alternatives. The consultant is to choose an optimal solution, study social and environmental effects, and proceed to economic and financial evaluation of the selected installation.

Additional information about reference documents may be obtained from the address below. Expressions of interest, labeled "Manifestations d'interet pour la selection d'un Consultant pour l'Etude de faisabilite et d'avant projet sommaire (APS) - de l'Amenagement hydroelectrique de Badoumbe," are due to the address below by 3:30 p.m. December 17.

For information, contact Haut Commissariat de l'OMVS, 46 Rue Carnot, Bureau du Courrier, 1er Etage, BP 3152, Dakar, Senegal; (221) 823-4530; Fax: (221) 822-0163; E-mail: omvssphc@omvs.org; Internet: www.omvs.org, www.omvs-soe.org.

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