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Consulting services sought for Sebzor plant in Tajikistan

Pamir Energy intends to engage the services of an individual consulting firm or joint venture to provide engineering consultancy services as Project Implementation Consultant for the 11 MW Sebzor run-of-river hydropower plant on the river Shokhdara in the Gorno Badakhshan autonomous region (GBAO) in eastern Tajikistan. The deadline for pre-qualification bids is 26 August.

The Sebzor project, which will be built in the Roshtqala districts of Viloyati Mukhtori Kuhistoni Badakhshon, some 20 km south-east from the regional centre of Khorog, will comprise the construction of a basic run-of-river plant with a 3.1 km-long GRP penstock, surge arrangements and steel penstocks feeding into a powerhouse with three vertical Francis generating units with an installed capacity of about 3 x 3.7 MW, as well as a 110-35 kV switchyard.

The requested services for the realization of the Sebzor hydropower plant are divided into 2 phases: Stage I: Project Review and Tendering and Stage II: Project Implementation. Stage I covers the services required for the review and potential optimization of the detailed design, tender documents and in the procurement of the contractors (civil and E&M). Stage II covers the services of assisting the employer in supervision of the project contractors. The selected consultant will act as Project Implementation Consultant for the entire implementation phase until Commissioning, PAC, COD and FAC. The consultant will assist the employer and its site supervision team to review, supervise and follow up the design, implementation schedule and to prepare the required documents and certificates. The consultancy services shall be financed from a special grant fund provided by the European Union and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development.

Pamir Energy, a joint stock company owned by the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (70 per cent) and the International Finance Corporation (30 per cent), was established in 2002 as a public-private partnership with the Government of Tajikistan, with a mandate to improve power supply in the GBAO in eastern Tajikistan.

The selection of the consultant will be guided by the latest version of the “Guidelines for Assignment of Consultants in Financial Cooperation with Partner Countries” (see KfW, Business
Area Development Bank website). It is foreseen to assign the services to an internationally experienced consulting firm experienced in the hydropower sector and the region with minimum annual revenue of €5 million. The consultant is encouraged to collaborate with consulting firms as well as specialized experts if deemed necessary to reinforce the needed local, institutional and technical competence.

For further information, contact: Martin Morgan, Director for the Sebzor HPP Project, Pamir Energy; Email: martin.morgan@akdn.org; martin.morgan@pamirnergy.com and/or Farida
Mamadaslamova, Project Coordinator, Email: farida.mamadaslamova@pamirenergy.com.

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