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UPDATE - Haiti utility seeks manager to refurbish 54-MW Peligre

Electricite d'Haiti (EDH) invites expressions of interest from consultants to manage the rehabilitation of the 54-MW Peligre hydroelectric project. Responses are due March 16.

The Inter-American Development Bank approved a US$12.5 million grant in December to the electric utility to help fund the work. (HNN 12/5/08) EDH seeks a firm to supervise tendering for suppliers and contractors and to manage rehabilitation work. (HNN 2/6/09)

Built in 1971, Peligre serves the Port-au-Prince area but has diminished generating capacity due to deteriorating equipment. The government announced a contract in 2007 to Gregory L. Morris Engineering P.S.C. of Puerto Rico to study sedimentation and to design equipment rehabilitation for Peligre.

During the first phase of rehabilitation, the first of three turbines, Unit 2, and other electrical equipment are to be refurbished. The second phase of the total US$40 million project is to include rehabilitation of a second turbine, Unit 3, and a transmission line linking Peligre to Port-au-Prince. The third phase is to include rehabilitation of the third turbine, Unit 1.

EDH seeks a manager of the rehabilitation work to: assist EDH from the issuance of bid invitations through contract negotiations; prepare or review technical designs; and supervise and control construction of various lots of repair of the Peligre project. The work is to require 36 months.

Expressions of interest, and qualifications, are due to the address below by 3 p.m. March 16. Companies are to be notified of their qualification and invited to submit proposals.

For information, contact, by telephone, Electricite d'Haiti, Martin Camille CANGE, Coordinnateur de Projets, Programme de remise en etat de la Centrale Hydroelectrique de Peligre, Angle Rue Chareron &Boulevard Harry Truman, Port-au-Prince, Haiti; (509) 2223-5541, (509) 2222-9390, (509) 3650-5605; E-mail: prepsel_haiti@yahoo.fr.

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