The Open Joint Stock Company Barqi Tojik (BT) is a 100% state-owned vertically integrated power utility responsible for generation, transmission and distribution of electricity in Tajikistan. BT intends using the proceeds of a loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development [the Bank] to rehabilitate the hydro-mechanical and electro-mechanical equipment of the existing Qairokkum hydro power plant under present and future climatic conditions and increase the existing installed capacity from 126MW to 174MW by installing turbines with greater rated capacity. The Project will also raise the safety level of the power plant, the dam and the reservoir and strengthen the resilience of the plant against adverse effects of climate change. The Project will be implemented in two phases with the total investment amount of about EUR 157 Million. The EBRD loan in the first phase is expected to be in the range of USD 50 Million. This project is co-financed with Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR) of the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) which will provide a grant of USD 11 million and concessional loan of USD 10 million.
The proposed project will require the procurement of the following goods, works and services: