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Mauritania: SOMELEC intends to construct power lines

The government of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania has obtained funding from the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (FADES) for the construction of power lines.

FADES proposes to use part of the funding to cover the costs of the works and services of the design, supply and assembly of 225 Nouakchott-Nouadhibou 90kV lines and associated stations for lot 2.

This lot concerns the realisation of:

The extension of the substation at Duale power station in Nouakchott;

Construction of a new 225/90/33kV substation at Boulenouar;

Construction of a new substation at Nouadhibou 90/15kV;

Construction of a new 225/90/33kV substation in Chami (optional)

SOMELEC tender information

The Mauritanian Electricity Company (SOMELEC) is launching an open international tender for the development mentioned above.

By this notice, the SOMELEC Investment Markets Committee invites eligible companies, and groupings of companies, in accordance with the procurement procedures applied by the FADES and having the required qualifications to submit their technical and financial offers with a view of the execution of the works and services of the Project.

Interested and eligible candidates may obtain further information and clarification from:

The Director General of SOMELEC

47, Avenue de l’Indépendance

BP 355 – Nouakchott

Islamic Republic of Mauritania

Alternatively, they may contact the consultant at the following address:

Mr Pierre-Yves Courrie


7, Avenue Ariane-1200 Brussels – BELGIUM

Tel: + 32 2 7739911 / Fax: + 32 277 39900

Email: pierre-yves.courrie@tractebel.engie.com

Tender documents in French are available upon submitting a written request to SOMELEC and the consultant to the aforementioned addresses.

And this against a non-refundable payment by transfer of 1,200,000 MRO ($33), or the equivalent in a convertible currency, on one of the bank accounts of SOMELEC.

Companies interested in the project can also consult the dossier on-site free of charge at the addresses mentioned above.

A compulsory visit of the premises will be organised in the presence of all candidates and the consultant no later than one month before the date of submission of tenders.

The precise date of this visit will be communicated to the companies that bought the CAD. Only offers from companies that have attended this visit will be evaluated.


Tender documents be delivered no later than Monday, 19 June 2017 at 10.00 UT at the following address:

Mr President of the Committee on Investment Markets


47, Avenue de l’Indépendance


Nouakchott (Mauritania)

Tenders must be accompanied by a tender guarantee of 127,000,000 MRO ($353,000) or the equivalent in a convertible currency.

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Babalwa Bungane
Babalwa Bungane is the content producer for ESI Africa - Clarion Events Africa. Babalwa has been writing for the publication for over five years. She also contributes to sister publications; Smart Energy International and Power Engineering International. Babalwa is a social media enthusiast.