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Consulting services sought for rehabilitation of Egypt’s Aswan High dam and hydropower plants

Hydro Plants Generation Company (HPGC) and Egyptian Electricity Holding Company (EEHC) invite prequalification applications by 11 May for implementation consultancy services for rehabilitation measures at the Aswan High dam and Aswan I and Aswan II hydropower plants on the river Nile in the southern governate of Aswan.

The rehabilitation of the 2100 MW Aswan High dam hydropower plant, and the 280 MW Aswan I and 270 MW Aswan II plants at the downstream Aswan Low dam, will involve the replacement of power transformers, which have already reached the end of their lifetime, as well as the replacement of thrust bearing cooling systems at Aswan II.

The aim of the project is to ensure the sustainable provision of climate friendly and cost-efficient electricity supply, and contribute to the goals of Egypt’s Renewable Energy Strategy and Action Plan as defined in the Energy Strategy to 2035 as well as to the global goal of mitigating CO2 emissions and climate change.

The consultancy services, which will be financed from a loan provided by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development through the German development bank KfW, will be carried out in close consultation with HPGC and KfW in all aspects of the assignment.

The consultancy services will include: expert assistance to HPGC in project management and contract management; review and approval of equipment design; factory inspection and testing of new equipment; supervision of equipment installation; expert assistance in testing and commissioning; management of environmental, social, health and safety (ESHS) impacts and risks according to national regulations and KfW’s requirements; monitoring of implementation of an environmental and social management plan; and, expert assistance to HPGC for fulfilling reporting duties on project progress and social and environmental issues to the financing institutions.

It is foreseen to assign the services to an international consulting firm/joint venture experienced in the power sector and the region with a minimum annual revenue of €2 million. The consultant is encouraged to collaborate with domestic consulting firms and/or individual consultants as well as specialized consultants/experts if deemed necessary to reinforce the needed local, institutional, educational and technical competence.

Detailed Notes for Prequalification for contract Ref.-N°: BMZ No. 2016 65 041 are available from the Chairman of the Evaluation Commission, Nasser Elsaid Abdel Aziz; Email: and with a copy to the Tender Agent, Dr Volker Spork; Email: Consultants with interest in participating in the prequalification procedure should declare their interest to all the given addresses.