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Ivoire Hydro Energy (IHE) has invited prequalification applications by 30 November for an engineering, procurement and construction contract for a 44MW hydropower plant on the Bandama River. The Singrobo-Ahouaty project, 140km north of Abidjan, will comprise a 23.5 metre-high, 1.25km-long dam, 25 metre-long penstocks with a five-metre diameter, a water intake structure, a spillway, a 1.4km tailrace channel and a powerhouse equipped with two vertical Kaplan turbines.