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DR Congo seeks pre-feasibility studies of 30 hydro projects

07/15/2014

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) invites expressions of interest from consultants to select and perform pre-feasibility studies of 30 most attractive medium-sized hydropower sites in DRC, then perform feasibility studies of the three most promising sites.

Gambia River agency seeks construction supervision for 128-MW Sambangalou hydro project

07/11/2014

The Gambia River development agency invites expressions of interest from consulting engineers to provide construction monitoring and supervision of the 128-MW Sambangalou hydroelectric project and 1,677 kilometers of transmission lines in Africa's Gambia River Basin.

DR Congo seeks dam safety, environmental-social monitoring of 4,800-MW Inga 3

07/09/2014

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) invites expressions of interest from consultants to serve on expert panels on dam safety monitoring and environmental and social monitoring of the 4,800-MW Inga 3 Basse Chute hydroelectric project on the Congo River.

Exim Bank of India adds line of credit for Congo's 64-MW Ketende hydropower project

07/07/2014

The Export-Import Bank of India has extended a US$82 million line of credit to the Democratic Republic of Congo to finance the completion of its 64-MW Ketende hydropower project.

Gambia River agency seeks technical assistance for hydro-based energy project

07/03/2014

The Gambia River development agency invites expressions of interest from consultants to provide technical assistance for implementation of its hydropower-based energy project.

Rwanda complete 2.2-MW Rukarara 2 small hydropower project

06/27/2014

Rwanda officials are hoping a recently completed 2.2-MW Runkarara 2 small hydropower station will help improve the lives of residents in the country's rural Nyamagabe district.

AfDB commits to Burundi's Jiji, Mulembwe hydropower projects

06/24/2014

The African Development Bank Group's board of directors has approved a US$22 million grant to help fund development of the 31.5-MW Jiji and 16.5-MW Mulembwe hydroelectric projects.

ZAMCOM awards contract for Zambezi Water Information System modernizations

06/23/2014

The Zambezi Watercourse Commission has awarded a US$940,288 contract to DHI DK to help modernize the Zambezi Water Information System to meet needs of Zambezi riparian countries in Africa.

Ivory Coast seeks hydropower site studies below 270-MW Soubre hydro project

06/23/2014

The government of Ivory Coast invites expressions of interest from consultants to conduct a feasibility study of hydroelectric development sites downstream of the 270-MW Soubre Dam hydropower project.

Burundi seeks social, environmental assessment of 31.5-MW Jiji, 16.5-MW Mulembwe hydro projects

06/20/2014

Burundi's water and electric utility invites expressions of interest from consultants to perform a social and environmental assessment of the 31.5-MW Jiji and 16.5-MW Mulembwe hydroelectric projects being developed in Burundi's Bururi Province.

Bank seeks study of hydropower developments in sub-Saharan Africa

06/17/2014

The World Bank invites expressions of interest from consultants to prepare a study of hydropower developments in sub-Saharan Africa.

Burundi seeks procurement consultants for 31.5-MW Jiji, 16.5-MW Mulembwe hydro projects

06/03/2014

Burundi's water and electric utility invites expressions of interest from consultants to carry out procurement for development of the 31.5-MW Jiji and 16.5-MW Mulembwe hydroelectric projects in Burundi's Bururi Province.

Liberia seeks operation, maintenance for 60- to 80-MW Mount Coffee hydro project

05/29/2014

The government said applicants mainly should be power companies, although it would consider applications from joint ventures of a hydropower generator and a hydropower design consultant.

Mozambique seeks hydro-mechanical specialist for Corumana Dam expansion

05/15/2014

Mozambique invites expressions of interest from consultants to serve as hydro-mechanical specialist on a project to complete expansion of Corumana Dam on the Sabie River.

Benin seeks studies of three hydro projects on Oueme River

05/13/2014

The government of Benin invites expressions of interest from consultants to update feasibility studies and perform draft detailed studies of three hydroelectric projects on the Oueme River in Benin.

Liberia again qualifies firms to rehabilitate 60- to 80-MW Mount Coffee hydro project

05/08/2014

The government of Liberia invites applications for pre-qualification to reconstruct the main dam and rehabilitate the powerhouse of the 64-MW Mount Coffee hydroelectric project in Liberia.

DR Congo seeks environmental-social studies of 4,800-MW Inga 3, mid-sized hydro projects

05/02/2014

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) invites expressions of interest from consultants to perform environmental and social studies of the 4,800-MW Inga 3 Basse Chute hydroelectric project on the Congo River, mid-sized hydro projects and a related transmission line.

Hydro-rich Guinea seeks firms to operate state-owned utility

04/29/2014

Guinea's Ministry of Energy and Hydraulics invites expressions of interest from firms to manage state-owned electric utility Electricite de Guinee (EDG).

World Bank provides loan for Burundi hydropower plants

04/23/2014

The World Bank has approved a US$100 million grant to the Republic of Burundi for the construction of two hydropower plants along the Jiji and Mulembwe rivers.

Guinea renews call for social-environmental assessment of 75-MW Garafiri hydro project, thermal plant

04/17/2014

Guinea state-owned utility Electricite de Guinee (EDG) has renewed its invitation for expressions of interest from consultants to perform a social and environmental assessment of the 75-MW Garafiri hydroelectric project and the 140.5-MW Tombo thermal power plant.


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