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WAPP seeks EoIs for World Bank-funded WAPP MTB Project [free access]

August 8, 2019

West African Power Pool (WAPP) has invited expressions of interest (EoI) for seeking consultancy services for the 330 kV WAPP Nigeria–Benin–Togo–Ghana–Côte D’Ivoire double-circuit Median Interconnection Project, which is being funded by the World Bank.


Under the first EoI, consultancy services are required for conducting a line route study and Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) study for the project. Under the second EoI, consultancy services are required for conducting the feasibility study and preparation of bidding documents for the project.


The WAPP Median Transmission Backbone (MTB) entails construction of a 330 kV transmission link from Shiroro in Nigeria to Ferkéssedougou in Côte d’Ivoire, passing via Zungeru and Kainji in Nigeria as well as Parakou in Benin, Kara in Togo, and Yendi and Tamale in Ghana. The project is being developed by Nigeria’s Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), Benin and Togo’s Communauté Electrique du Bénin (CEB), Ghana Grid Company (GRIDCo) of Ghana, and Cote D'Ivoire/Ivory Coast’s state-owned Societe Des Energies De Cote D'Ivoire (CI-ENERGIES).


It aims to increase the reliability and stability of power exchanges among the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) coastal Member States — Nigeria, Benin, Togo, Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire. The project is under the ECOWAS Master Plan and will be the second interconnection under implementation among these five countries.


The last date for bid submissions for both the EoIs is September 16, 2019.