Improving maintenance efficiency for hydropower plants
Improving maintenance efficiency for hydropower plants

Uganda to tender OE services for Muzizi hydropower project

Uganda Electricity Generation Company Limited (UEGCL), Uganda’s state-owned power producer, intends to appoint an experienced firm of consultants to act as the owner’s engineer for the implementation of the 48 MW Muzizi hydropower project on the lower course of the river Muzizi in Western Uganda.

Uganda’s diversion project, to be implemented under an EPC contract, will consist of a weir, a 2.241 km-long headrace tunnel, a vertical shaft (450 m), a 1.18 km-long penstock in a pipe gallery, a powerhouse and, a tailrace channel. In addition to the hydropower scheme, a high voltage switchyard and a 132kV transmission line, with a length of approximately 5.5 km, are foreseen. The project, which will use the Plant and Design-Build (FIDIC Yellow Book) Conditions of Contract, is to be co-financed by KFW Development Bank and Agence Française de Développement (AFD).

The tender including post-qualification is expected to be published on the websites of GTAI, Germany’s economic development agency, and UEGCL in July 2019, according to a general procurement notice released on 25 June. The consultancy services for Phase B – Project implementation will include: owner’s engineer (site supervision and commissioning); support UEGCL during implementation, commissioning and rectification of defects; and, follow up of environmental and social impact mitigation measures. The contract will be awarded to an independent consulting company with proven experience in the hydropower sector and the region and a minimum annual turnover of €3.5 million per year. The selection of the consultant will be subject to a quality and cost-based selection (QCBS) including post-qualification (one stage – three envelopes).

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