Cameroon seeks consulting support for electricity distribution project

10 April 2019 Consultancy.africa

The Government of Cameroon is on the lookout for consultants to support with the development of the Master Plan Production Transport Distribution of Electricity. The selected consultancy will be expected to conduct a study regarding the evacuation of power facilities in the country.

The result of the proposed study will be an initial design, followed by a more detailed blueprint, in addition to the final tender paperwork. The Master Plan Production Transport Distribution of Electricity is one of several developmental projects taking place across Africa to improve the region’s infrastructure scenario.

Specifically, the project looks to develop a more comprehensive network of transportation to and from power generation facilities, not only to enhance the capacity within these plants but also to expand the scope of distribution to the more remote areas of the country. The project also involves the development of two solar power plants.Cameroon seeks consulting support for electricity distribution project

This is another trend that is common across a number of African markets. Given that the latest wave of infrastructure development on the continent is coinciding with a global trend towards sustainable energy, most African countries are integrating renewable sources such as wind and solar within their energy generation systems.

Tcholiré and Kousséri are the two cities to be endowed with solar power plants, The candidates for consulting partners of the project are expected to have considerable global experience in the domains of power distribution and managing renewable energy generation projects.

Overall, the new plan is being designed to cover the gaps in the previous Electricity Sector Development Plan that was formed in 2014. The earlier plan failed to address a number of distribution issues around major generation centres, while the new plan is being designed to ensure efficient distribution.

As a result, the requirements for the new plan include detailed assessments of voltage and capacity of electricity plants, and the capacity of their associated distribution systems. The new plan is also, in similar vein, expected to have detailed guidelines on optimum transportation networks to and from the generation facilities. 

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ECOWAS looking for critical consultants to help with new headquarters in Abuja

15 March 2019 Consultancy.africa

Following an agreement worth more that $31 million with the Government of China, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is set to have a new office in Abuja Nigeria. The development now requires critical consulting services, and the agency has called upon consulting firms for support therein.

As a number of key economies such as Nigeria and Ghana have attained a certain degree of economic stability and indicated signs of recovery from the global sip in oil prices in recent years, West Africa has become an increasingly lucrative region for economic activity and investment.

ECOWAS represents an opportunity for these states to collaborate and ensure that the economic potential of the region is realised. The agency is now set to have a new headquarters in the Nigerian capital of Abuja, a project that is financed by the Chinese government.

 ECOWAS looking for critical consultants to help with new headquarters in Abuja

The new headquarters is expected to have state-of-the-art facilities, which include offices, conference areas, electrical connections, parking lots, security posts and even newly developed roads to enhance connectivity to the office. The development of the office is in need of consulting support. 

The agency has called for consulting firms to apply for the project, which includes a range of diverse services. One consulting firm is expected to evaluate the current architecture and engineering designs and blueprints for the building, in addition to supervising the actual construction process to ensure quality.

The supervision process entails a number of different tasks, including the step-by-step daily evaluation of the project’s construction, in addition to coordinating with representatives from the Chinese project management firm. Aspects of the project being supervised include the road and water connections to the office.

Another firm, meanwhile, will be recruited to conduct an assessment of the social and environmental impact of the project. This includes the natural and the man-made environment in the project’s vicinity, with a detailed analysis of positive and negative consequences for biophysical, human, socio-economic and environmental factors.