Wind power in Nigeria: Wind Farm power plant in Katsina State

The Federal Government of Nigeria through the Federal Ministry of Power has awarded Turnkey Contracts for the construction of 10 MW Wind Farm power plant in Katsina State, Nigeria. This is part of government’s strategy to improve power supply across the country. Accordingly, the Federal Ministry of Power in October 2009 placed “invitation to tender” adverts in international and national publications to engage competent firms to provide consultancy services for effective management and supervision of the construction of this wind energy project.

Revisions to the Request for Proposals (RFPs) originally issued for the tendering process have necessitated this new publication. Reputable consulting firms with proven track record are hereby invited to tender for the consultancy services. Bidders who had earlier submitted their proposals based on the earlier RFP may wish to retrieve their proposals and re-tender. The project and consultancy services are to be funded out of Federal Government’s allocation for the power sector.


The wind farm will be located at Lamba-rimi, Katsina State, Nigeria. The site is considered as a remote area with flat terrain. Core parameters for the project include WTG technology type 37 GEVMP (275 kW), 37 turbines, rotor diameter (32m), hub height (55m) and capacity is 10.175 MW. Project completion period is 21 months.


The consulting firm is expected to manage and supervise the construction of the wind power plants to ensure timely execution and in accordance with the specifications of the EPC contract. The services include: i) development of a project management manual for the project to be managed and supervised; ii) project coordination, management and supervision; iii) technical control of design and engineering; iv) oversee receipt and delivery of equipment to site; v) works execution monitoring at site; and vi) oversee commissioning and testing upon works completed. Duration of assignment is 24 months.


Interested Consulting Firms are expected to submit a technical and financial proposal based on the revised RFP to be issued. Only the proposals of firms that meet the following pre-qualification conditions will be evaluated:

• Company profile with copy of Certificate of Incorporation, Article of Association, Memorandum of Understanding & Company’s Registration with professional bodies particularly COREN or equivalent;
• Evidence of managing and supervising a major engineering project of over $25 million within the past five (5) years;
• Curriculum Vitae of individual consultants/staff who will be assigned to the required service(s), including relevant qualification and individual experience in handling similar assignments; and
• Submission of three (3) years tax clearance.

Quality and Cost Based Selection method will be used in accordance with the procedures set out in the Public Procurement Act 2007: Public Procurement Regulations for Consulting Services, (Act No.14 of 2007) at Evaluation criteria for both technical and financial proposals are contained in the RFP. The RFPs can be picked up from the office of the Secretary, Ministerial Tenders Board or request for the RFP by email to, Clarifications and further information may be sought through these email addresses or on the following numbers: (+234) 802-305-0904, 803-314-0575 from 8.00AM to 5.00PM, Mondays through Fridays (except public holidays).


Six (6) copies and one CD-ROM of each completed technical and financial proposals should be submitted in two (2) separate envelope enclosed in a 3rd sealed envelope clearly marked "Project Consultancy Services for 10MW Wind farm power plant" at the top right-hand corner. Six (6) copies of the prequalification requirements in another envelop clearly marked “pre-qualification document for Katsina Power Project” at the top right-hand corner. These tender documents should be addressed and delivered to:

The Secretary
Ministerial Tenders Board, Federal Ministry of Power, Federal Secretariat Complex,
Phase I, Annex III, 3rd Floor, Room 347 CBD,Abuja, Nigeria.
The deadline for submission is six (6) weeks from the date of this publication delivered not later than 5.00PM Nigerian time.
Signed: I.B Sali, Permanent Secretary Federal Ministry of Power