EOI invited for Ruzizi Hydropower Project EPC tender in Rwanda & DR Congo

Ruzizi III Energy has invited contractors to submit expressions of interest for an Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) tender for the Ruzizi III Regional Hydropower Project.

By Staff Writer on
8th January 2021

The Project will be located on the Ruzizi river at the border between DR Congo and Rwanda.

According to a press release published in Rwanda's The New Times newspaper, the EPC contract will include the engineering, procurement, construction, testing and commissioning of a 45 metres high embankment dam with associated spillway, low level outlet and eco-flow powerhouse; a 3.8 kilometre long 6 to 7 metre diameter, concrete lined headrace tunnel from the dam reservoir to the powerhouse, penstock and unit penstocks, power station and switchyard, an 8.3 kilometre long 220KV double-circuit transmission line connecting the Ruzizi III substation to the regional dispatch station in Kamanyola (DRC), access roads from Bugarama (Rwanda) and Kamanyola (DRC) to the dam site, and all ancillary and related works.

The power station will have three generating units, giving an  installed capacity of at least 150MW.

The client is a special purpose company owned by Industrial Promotion Services and SN Power. Financing is under negotiation with multialteral development banks and will be on a non-recourse or limited basis towards the cost of the RIII-EPC contract.

Ruzizi III Energy intends to pre-qualify contractors and consortia to tender for the RIII-EPC contract. Pre-qualification documents will be made available, in electronic format for free, in a dedicated virtual data room.

Interested applicants may request access to the virtual data room by sending an email to the following address: RuziziIII_EPC_Prequalification@ruzizienergy.com

All queries related to the prequalification should be sent via email to the following email address: RuziziIII_EPC_Prequalification@ruzizienergy.com

Photo: Relief Map of Rwanda showing the location of Ruzizi III Hydroelectric Power Station (wikipedia)

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