Rwanda, Kenya and Uganda seek consultant for feasibility study of transmission project

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Rwanda, Kenya and Uganda seek consultant for feasibility study of transmission project

The Governments of the Republic of Kenya, the Republic of Uganda and the Republic of Rwanda, through the Joint Steering Committee (JSC), have launched a request for expressions of interest (RFEOI) to develop a feasibility study for the harmonization of 400kV transmission lines in the three countries.

The lines will connect Olkaria in Kenya and Birembo in Rwanda through Uganda. The project aims to facilitate the regional power trade. Once implemented, the project shall result into completion of the 400 kV power grid backbone.

The lines will interconnect Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda to allow power transmission capacity of over 500 MW, improve reliability and security of supply in the region, and improve operational and technical performance of the interconnected grid and hence promote regional cooperation through sharing of resources.

The successful consultant shall make an assessment of energy needs of Uganda, Kenya, and Rwanda and import / export potential within the region with focus on the market situation up to year 2035.

Interested parties must submit their expressions of interest (EOIs) on or before 17 October 2014.

See RFEOI:

http://www.mininfra.gov.rw/uploads/media/REOI-Feasibility_Study_400kV_Transmission_Lines

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