Tender Tracker — December 2017

1. Addis Ababa Transmission and Distribution System Rehabilitation and Upgrading Project

Background: The project, which is expected to be completed within the next three years involves:

  • Rehabilitation and construction of 545 km of medium voltage lines,
  • Replacement and installation of 582 distribution transformers and 13 primary substations,
  • Establishment of the supervisory control and data acquisition system (SCADA) for the operation/control.
  • Upgrading of nine existing high-voltage substations and the construction of 3.8 km of 132-kV double-circuit overhead line.
  • Replacement of obsolete equipment in order to reduce energy losses and remove overloads, hence improving the quality of electricity supply, and to help address the connection backlog of an estimated 432,000 customers, occasioned by inadequate distribution system capacity.

Construction contracts will be issued in four lots. Lot 1 is for the rehabilitation of 280km of medium-voltage (MV) distribution lines, replacement of 279 distribution transformers and installation of four 33/15kV primary substations. Lot 2 involves construction of 265km MV distribution lines, installation of distribution transformers, one 45/33/15kV primary substation and nine 33/15kV primary substations. Lot 3 is for the upgrading of nine existing substations and construction of a 1.9km double-circuit 132kV overhead line. Lot 4 comprises the installation of an MV distribution system, supervisory control and data acquisition and telecommunication system.

Deadline: General Procurement Notice issued in November 2017) (see here).

EEU and EEP intend to start the tender process for construction of transmission lines and substations in February 2018.

For more information contact:

1. Atalay Abebe
EEP Procurement Manager
Ethiopian Electric Power
Lagahar, Meba Building 1st Floor,AddisAbaba,Ethiopia.
Tel: +251 115 58 07 81.
Email: atuabiemu@gmail.com.

2. Tsegaye Teje Mengistu
EEU Head of Procurement
Ethiopian Electric Utility
Piazza de Guell Square, Electric Building Room 205,Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Tel: +251 111 26 66 38;
Email: tsegayeteje21@gmail.com

2. Ghana Scaling-Up Renewable Energy Program (SREP)

Background: The Government of the Republic of Ghana has applied for grant and loan to implement the Ghana Scaling-Up Renewable Energy Programme (SREP) from the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) and other Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) — the African Development Bank (AfDB), International Finance Corporation (IFC) of the World Bank Group (WBG) and other Development Partners (DPs) — with AfDB as the lead MDB for the implementation of this project. CIF has approved a programme preparatory grant facility to be managed by the African Development Bank, in the amount of US$1.51 million to finance technical assistance towards the Ghana Scaling-Up Renewable Energy Programme (SREP). The Government of the Republic of Ghana represented by the Ministry of Energy intends to apply the proceeds of this preparatory grant to payments for consulting services to be procured under this programme.

The principal objective of the programme is to pilot and demonstrate, as a response to the challenges of climate change, the economic, social and environmental viability of low carbon development pathways in the energy sector by creating new economic opportunities and increasing energy access through the use of renewable energy.

The CIF’s Ghana SREP Program is structured around four key projects: (i) renewable energy mini-grids and stand-alone solar PV systems; (ii) solar PV-based net metering with storage; (iii) utility-scale solar PV/wind power generation; and (iv) technical assistance to scale-up renewable energy.

Deadline: General Procurement Notice issued (see here) for upcoming procurement of goods, works and consulting services. No timeline issued at this time

For more information: Interested service providers may obtain further information from -

The Project Coordinator Ghana Scaling-Up Renewable Energy Programme (SREP)
Ministry of Energy
Annex, Room 129A,
1st Floor State Enterprises Commission (SEC) Building
P. O. Box SD 310, Accra, Ghana

Tel: +233-(0)302–667 154

Fax: 233-(0)302–667156
Email: atbarfour@hotmail.com

Location: Pension Drive Road, Ministries Area near Pyramid Towers — SSNIT Pension House; behind Environmental Protection Agency, Accra

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