FINANCING: CREDITN°6342-NG / GRANT N° D394-NE / CREDIT N° 6341-NE / GRANT N°D393-BJ / CREDIT N° 6340-BJ / GRANT N&DEEG; D392- N°634F / CREDIT N°6339-BJ / GRANT N° D391-3W

The Federal Republic of Nigeria, the Republic of Niger, the Republic of Benin, the Republic of Burkina Faso and the West Africa and Power Pool have received financing in the amount of US$ 465.5 million equivalents from the World Bank toward the cost of the North Core / Dorsale Nord Regional Power Interconnector Project, and it intends to apply part of the proceeds to payments for goods, works, non-consulting services and consulting services to be procured under this project. This project will be jointly financed by the World Bank, African Development Bank (AfDB) and Agence Française de Développement (AFD)

The project will include the following components:

Component 1: Power Interconnection between Nigeria, Niger, Benin and Burkina Faso (US$500.0 million, of which IDA US$370.3 million) for:
The construction of 875 km of double circuit 330kV, 9km of double circuit 225kV and 15 km of single circuit 225kV transmission lines.

The extension of two existing substations (Gorou Banda in Niger and Malanville in Benin) and construction of two new 330kV substations (Zabori in Niger, Ouaga East in Burkina Faso) and one substation of 225kV (Ouaga South East in Burkina Faso) and supply of the compensation equipment required for the Synchronization of the WAPP Interconnected Network.

The upgrade of the capabilities of the existing SCADD systems in Burkina Faso and Benin/Togo for supervision of the five substations (Zabori, Malanville, Gorou Banda, Ouaga East, Ouaga South East).

Component 2: Rural Electrification in Burkina Faso Linked to the NorthCore Regional Interconnector (US$69.5 million, of which IDA US$53.4 million) and implemented separately by SONABEL(National Electricity Utility of Burkina Faso)

Component 3: Institutional Framework and ProjectOversight (U S$60.8 million, of which IDA US$35.1 million) for:
The Implementation of the Environmental and Social Management Plans and Resettlement Action Plans except for Nigeria where the Government will cover the cost
The operating costs of the PMU (Project Management Unit) over the life of the project.
The Project support through the Owner’s Engineer

Component 4: Strengthening institutional capacity for the Regional Electricity Market (US$10.0 million, of which IDA US$6.7 million)Comprising:
The training to strengthen capacity related to the institutional, technical, environmental, and commercial aspects of the future electricity market in West Africa, and the North CoreRegional Interconnector

The Technical assistance in the form of consulting services to strengthen the institutional capacity for regional power trade.

Procurement of contracts financed by the World Bank will be conducted through the procedures as specified in the World Bank’s Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers (July 2016 Revised November 2017 and August 2018) and is open to all eligible firms and individuals as defined in the Procurement Regulations. After project negotiations, theWorld Bank shall arrange the publication on its external website of the agreed initial procurement plan and all subsequent updates once it has provided a no objection.

Specific procurement notices for contracts subject to open international competitive procurement will be announced, as they become available, in UN Development Business online, on the WorldBank’s external website, WAPP Website ( and the project Website ( and newspapers of concerned countries.

Prequalification will be required for eleven contracts related to the Component 1 of the Project.

Interested eligible firms and individuals who would wish to be considered for the provision of goods, works, non-consulting services and consulting services for the above-mentioned project, or those requiring additional information, should c tact the Borrower at the address below:

Att. Siengui A.KI, Secretary General
PK6, Zone des Ambassades, Akpakpa – 06 BP 2907 Cotonou, Benin
Tel: (+229) 21 37 41 95 / (+229) 95 28 46 02
Fax: (+229) 21 37 41 96 / 7144
Email: info@ecowapp. org /