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Haiti seeks restoration of unit at Péligre hydropower plant

The Ministry of Economy and Finance of the Republic of Haiti, through its Project Implementation Unit, invites offers by 12 July from eligible bidders to repair and put back into operation one of three units at the 54 MW Péligre hydropower plant on the Artibonite river.

The works will be financed by the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) under the “Projet de Soutient à l’Exploitation Durable du Réseau Electrique de Péligre” (SEDUREP) (Project to Support Sustainable Operation of the Péligre Electricity Network (SEDUREP). The contracted works, expected to be completed within three months of contract award, according to the procurement notice published on the IADB’s website, will entail the:

(i) repair of Group P1 following the damage that occurred in April 2020;
(ii) carrying out all tests and activities, allowing its return to operation after more than two years of being out of service; and,
(iii) the assessment of other potential impacts following this incident, including maintenance and repair recommendations for sustainable operability of Group P1.

The incident in April 2020 is not specified, although the IADB refers to an “electrical issue inside the wheel-alternator assembly.”

The plant, which came online in 1971, accounts for around 14 per cent of the Caribbean nation’s installed power capacity, the bulk of which comes from oil and diesel-fired generation.

Interested bidders may collect the tender document free of charge upon request, sent to the address below, or download it from the Bonfire platform via: https://ute-gouv-ht.bonfirehub.com. Offers must be submitted electronically via the Bonfire platform, or physically to the address below no later than 11.00 a.m. on 12 July 2024.

For further information, contact: Unité Technique d’Exécution du Ministère de l’Économie et des Finances, 12 B, rue Latortue – Musseau HT6113, Port-au-Prince, Haïti; Email: passation.marches@ute.gouv.ht

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