The Senegal River Basin Development Organisation (OMVS) has invited bids for the design, supply, construction and commissioning of the 300MW Koukoutamba dam on the Bafing River. The project will comprise an 86-metre-high dam with a central section in roller-compacted concrete, a power house with four 73.5MW Francis turbines, two 225kV transmission lines of 465km and 250km, and a 150km access road from Labé. Bids are due by 16 June. A site visit will take place on 30 April-1 May, followed by a bidders’ meeting in Conakry on 4-5 May. Bidders are invited to submit proposals for financing of the project.
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