Serbia's state power utility Elektroprivreda Srbije (EPS) has revived plans to build ten hydropower plants on the Ibar River in the southwestern part of the Balkans country. In early March EPS issued a tender for the preparation of investment and technical documentation for the construction of the Ibarske Hidroelektrane project to comprise ten run-of-river plants, on a 55 km-long stretch between the cities of Raška and Kraljevo. Bids from qualified consultants are invited by 12 April with the aim of validating the feasibility of the construction of the hydropower cascade comprising the Lakat, Maglič, Dobre Strane, Bela Glava, Gradina, Cerje, Glavica, Ušće, Gokčanica and Bojanići plants.
Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen), Kenya’s state power producer, invites sealed bids by 13 March from eligible candidates for the design, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of butterfly valves at the Sagana hydropower station. The Sagana hydropower plant is located near Nyeri town approximately 170 km from Nairobi and comprises three horizontally mounted turbine generators with ratings of 500 kW each, totalling 1500 kW. The plant was commissioned in 1956 and utilizes water from Mount Kenya on river Sagana. The plant is in good operational condition, though the inlet valves is manually operated and has aged, causing machine overspeeding as a result of the slow closing operation. The Inlet valves require rehabilitation to ensure optimal availability.
The Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA), with the financial support of the Agence Française de Développement (AFD), invites pre-qualification applications by 1 March to carry out the civil works and installation and commissioning of electrical and mechanical equipment for the 5 MW Chitral hydropower station in the northwestern province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.