Preliminary consultation for the recruitment of a group of companies for the rehabilitation and operation of the Ruzizi I and Ruzizi II hydroelectric power stations.
Ruzizi I and Ruzizi II are two hydroelectric power stations located on the Ruzizi River which forms the border between the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Rwanda on the North and Burundi on the South. They have a regional vocation, insofar as the energy produced feeds cities in the DRC, Rwanda and Burundi.
The two power stations belong to two different entities. Ruzizi I is owned by the DRC National Society of Electricity (SNEL), which manages and operates it, while the Ruzizi II power station belongs to the three CEPGL member countries and is managed and operated by The International Society of Electricity of the countries of the Great Lakes (SINELAC), a public company of international law of industrial and commercial character created for the construction and the operation of this plant.
The Ruzizi I hydroelectric plant is located on the Ruzizi River near the town of Bukavu, 3 km downstream from the outlet of Lake Kivu with two engines of 6.3 MW each and start up in 1958 (engines 1 and 2), and two additional engines of 8.6 MW each from 1973. The total installed capacity is 29, 8 MW. Its average output is 140 GWh per year.
The Ruzizi II hydroelectric power plant is a second hydroelectric power station on the Ruzizi River located at 25 km from the city of Bukavu in the Democratic Republic of Congo and 16 km downstream from the Ruzizi I power station with three engines of 14.6 MW Each and start up in June 1989 by two engines and in 2001 for the third engine. The total installed capacity is 43.8 MW with an average output of 200GWh.
On behalf of SNEL,SA and SINELAC, the CEPGL Organization for the Energy of the Great Lakes Countries (EGL) is coordinating the recruitment of a group of companies which will be in charge of the rehabilitation and the operation of the hydroelectric power stations Ruzizi I and Ruzizi II.
Nodalis Conseil (France) and INGEROP International (South Africa) are the advisors of EGL throughout this operation.
The EGL commissioned Nodalis Conseil to carry out a survey aimed at collecting the interest and opinion of potential public and private companies to bid alone own or in groups of companies for the rehabilitation and operation of Ruzizi I and Ruzizi II hydroelectric power stations. The operating period could be 5 years.
NB: this information notice is prior to the tender procedure itself, which will be launched later and in which any company or group of companies may participate.