Expression of Interest for Drilling Operations in Ethiopia

The Ethiopian Electric Power invites consultants to express their interest for reviewing drilling plans and operations.

Request for Expression of Interest /submission date Extended/ 





Name of Project:

Geothermal Sector Development Project (GSDP)


IDA 54680

Assignment Title:

Technical Advisory Services for the drilling of 22 geothermal wells at Aluto Langano

Reference No.

WB3045-06/14 of June 10/2014

Release date:

22 Aug. 2014


The ETHIOPIAN ELECTRIC POWER has received a credit from International Development Association (IDA), and intends to apply part of the proceeds of this credit for procurement of Drilling and Other Technical Advisory Services/Owner’s Engineer with on site Advisor and off-site advisor committee/. Such services which shall be provided over a period of approximately three years include provision of an on-site drilling specialist (Company Engineer) to serve as the technical drilling advisor to the geothermal project manager and the establishment and provision of a Technical Panel to consist of a reservoir engineer, senior geologist, senior geochemist and senior geophysicist who will serve as advisors to EEP management.


The services of the “Company Engineer” shall include but not be limited to: Review the  drilling, logging, completion and testing plan developed by the “Full Service Drilling Contractor” for each well and advise EEP on adequacy and suitability; Ensure that all safety requirements and procedures are followed by the “Full Service Drilling Contractor”; Ensure that all BoP tests are correctly conducted and certified by the “Full Service Drilling Contractor”; Assist EEP in scheduling delivery of all consumables to the site; Review burn rates on all consumables for each well provided in weekly updates to EEP by the “Full Service Drilling Contractor”; Make recommendations to EEP and the “Full Service Drilling Contractor” relative to proposed changes in well sites and/or in the drilling and testing program (e.g. over pressure vs under pressure drilling; deviated vs vertical drilling etc.); Ensure that wells are properly plugged and abandoned by the “Full Service Drilling Contractor” if  plugging and abandonment is requested  by EEP; Coordinate communication with and participation of the Technical Advisory Panel; Schedule  and chair quarterly technical reviews of the project for the Technical Advisory Panel meetings to be held in Ethiopia, etc.


The Reservoir Engineer will maintain and update, as appropriate, the conceptual model as well as serve as a member of the Technical Advisory Panel.


The Technical Advisory Panel will serve as advisors to the “Company Engineer”, the geothermal project manager and EEP management and will participate in quarterly meetings in Addis Ababa.


The ETHIOPIAN ELECTRIC POWER now invites eligible consultants to indicate their interest in providing the services required. Interested consultants must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services (brochures, description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate skills among staff, etc.). Consultants may associate with other companies or individuals to enhance their qualifications.


A consultant will be selected in accordance with the procedures set out in the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers, January 2011.

Interested consultants may obtain further information at the address below from Monday to Friday staring at 8:30am to 5:00pm.during office hours. Electronics submission is impossible.


The Expressions of interest must be delivered to the address below by 04 September 2014 till 4:00PM.



Ethiopian Electric Power

Around Commerce School

Behind Awash International Bank Head Quarter Building  

Attn to: - Kefyalew Mergiya (Manager, EEP procurement)

Tel: +251-11-5580781


Addis Ababa, Ethiopia