Kenya Electricity Transmission Company (KETRACO) Ltd is inviting bids for consultancy services on finalization of a 220kV Ring transmission and substations projects around Nairobi Metropolitan Area. This is after the Kenyan government applied for funds from the French Development Agency (AFD) to finance the project.

The consultant will be entitled to supervise the construction works, prepare and submit detailed project implementation schedules to KETRACO and to the financiers. The firm will also be in charge of reviewing construction, operation and maintenance agreements as well as maintenance manual. Review and approve technical documents including contractor’s detailed design during execution of the contracts, administer all contracts among other roles.

The project is estimated to take a period of two years during which the consulting firm is expected to provide services for a period of 15 calendar months.
KETRACO projects are undertaken based on the following themes: Electricity Access Projects, System Strengthening Projects, Power Evacuation Projects and Regional Interconnection Projects.  To this end, the state corporation has connected towns like Garissa, Isiolo to the national grid using substations so as to bridge the gap of electricity supply.

It is currently constructing a 100km Suswa- Isinya 400kV transmission line capable of evacuating more than 1,000MW that is expected to be complete by end of the year. Suswa substation, together with associated transmission projects, will form the backbone of Kenya National Grid providing connectivity and power evacuation to Uganda, Ethiopia, Tanzania  as well as interconnecting the Western, Coastal and the Northern regions within the Country.

Further, the company will execute high priority projects totaling about 5,000km of transmission lines and regional power inter connectors of different voltage levels expected to be completed in the next three to four years. These transmission infrastructure projects will facilitate electricity evacuation from generating stations, reinforce the grid network for increased capacity, reliability and provide redundancy.

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