Erosion & Watershed Mgt Project - P124905
Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project | Published August 6, 2015 - Deadline August 20, 2015
Request For Expression Of Interest (eoi) For Consultancy
Services To Conduct And Determine The Feasibility For Utility-scale Grid-connected Wind
Power Plants (off-shore Or On- Shore)
This request for expression of interest follows the update of the general procurement notice for thisproject that appeared in UN Development Business issue of 27th April, 2012 and in Nigeriannewspapers of 27th September2012.
As part of Governments commitment to transformation of the Nigerian socio-economy landscape, The Federal Government of Nigeria has received financing from the World Bank towards the cost ofNigerian Erosion and Watershed Management Project(NEWMAP), designed to achieve greater environment and economic security.NEWMAP is an 8-year multi-sectorand multi-scale programthat targets states with acute gully erosion.The Project is to address severe gully erosion problems in the short term, reduce vulnerability to soil erosion andclimatevariability in the medium term, and promote long-term climate resilient, low carbondevelopment. Climate variability and changethreatens to exacerbate Nigeria's erosion challenges; and more generally undermine the country's efforts to reach its longer-rundevelopment aspirations, as it affects critical sectors such as agriculture, livestock, forest, water resources management, andcoastal zone development. At the same time, Nigeria has a significant potential to contribute to global efforts to reduce theemission of Greenhouse Gases (GHGs). With the right combination of better knowledge, enhanced governance of climate-relatedpolicies and international funding for climate action, Nigeria could make its development more climate-resilient, and could pursuea range of win-win options to reduce emissions while at the same time spurring growth. To help put in place conditions for reducingin the longer-term climate-related challenges (including erosion), NEWMAP dedicated a component aimed at assisting the country toaddress the broader climate change agenda; including improving energy security;reducing the health and environmental impacts associated with fossil and nuclear energy; mitigating greenhouse gas emission;improving educational opportunities; creating jobs; reducing poverty; and increasing gender equality.
The Climate Change agenda support component isimplemented at the Federal Government level to strengthen Nigeria's capacity to promote low-carbon, climate resilient development.Outcomes focus on providing toolsand approaches for government to become better equipped to respond toclimate change; and onsupporting demonstration projects on the ground to test the viability and scaling-up potential of low-carbon development options.
The Nigeria Renewable Energy Master Plan (REMP) is a policy being implemented by Nigeria's Federal Ministry of Environment that aims toincrease the contribution of Renewable Energy toaccount for 10% of Nigerian total energy consumption by 2025. The Federal Project Management Unit of NEWMAP intends to use part of the proceeds of the credit for the recruitmentof a Consultancyfirm to conduct the feasibility study for Utility-Scale Grid-Connected Wind Power Plants. The consulting services ("the Services") include the studyto determine feasibility of grid connected wind power plant(s), of 100 MWp of aggregateinstalled capacity at various sites, under a Public-Private partnership or IPP framework. The purposeof these studies is to assesspossible wind system installation(s) and estimate the cost, performance, and site impacts of different options . In addition, thestudies would conduct a policy, legal and security review of the projects under consideration and recommend financing options. Thecomplete techno-commercial viability of the project would allow potential investors to quickly arrive at a financing andprojectimplementation decisions with the minimal time and cost involvements.This is expected to greatly enhance and shorten theproject development cycle as Nigeria plans to leverage Climate finance resources e.g Green Climate Fund for enhancing the projectprofile for co-private investors' participation.
The study details are as follows:
1. Update of the onshore mapping for wind potential including acquiring and operation of measurement stations as describedabove
2. Outlining of basics and conditions for offshore technologies and preparation of the first off shore wind map as describedabove
3. Preparing of a decision regarding offshore wind measurements and mappings.
4. Pre-Feasibility/ Site Selection Study ? Intended to review possible locations and make a selection for siting wind powerplants based on existing wind mapping. The studies are also to conduct apreliminary assessment of the technical and commercialviability of deploying 100MW grid-connected wind power plants.
5. Feasibility Study- (intended to lead to Investment Bid):a) utility scale (50-100)MW grid-connected plant at single-site,allowing for modular scale-up, phased development in the identified sites. (b) Co-generation feeder plants adjacent to the HydroPower Plant and (c) Embedded generation plants within privatised DISCOs (Grid-connected, distributed) or micro grid. Consultantmust ensure close collaboration with the System Operator in the Transmission Company of Nigeriain deciding the location and scaleof the plant.
6. Power Evacuation Study ? investigate the power evacuation options for the grid-connected wind power plants. This shouldresult in an approval from TCN and the issuance of a power evacuation certificate.
7. Environmental and Social Impact Assessment Report ? Environmental and Social Impact assessment of the selected locations forthe wind power plants, resulting in a certification by the Federal Ministry of Environment. (Geo-technical, Hydrological andTopography surveys will need to be carried out as part of the ESIA).
8. Concept Engineering, technical design and specification (intended to lead to Functional Bid): Embedded generation plantswithin privatised DISCOs (grid-connected, distributed)
9. Develop the financial model for wind power plants (intended to lead to investment decisions and power purchase agreementtariffs.)
Specific Objectives are:
10. to update the currently available onshore wind mapping
11. to prepare decision on whether to follow up implementing an offshore wind mapping
12. to identify sites based on the available map and to analyse potential locations
13. to investigate the identified sites (parcels) havinghigh wind energy potential for development of utility-scale gridconnected wind power plant(s) and rank them according to their suitability for commercial exploitation; and assessing ranked sites and selection the best option for wind powerplant.
14. carryout a complete Cost-Benefit and Risk analysis of selected wind plants (including considered technolog(ies) and detailedsystem definition)
15. to carryout scoping and feasibility studies of all the above plants. In addition, the intermittency of wind power needsto be carefullyconsidered and the consultant must ensure close collaboration with the System Operator in the Transmission Company of Nigeria indeciding the location and scale of the plant ; and
16. to prepare a concept design, project specification,tender documents and detailed investment (orBusiness) plan, requirements list that can be used as an integral input towards project development, including technical,commercial and general specifications and equipment list for the grid connected wind plants that is ranked first and second.
The feasibility studies will entail detailed economic, financial, and technical analysis andsite investigations. Whilea social and environmental impact assessment will be carried out as well. The economic and financialevaluation should be conducted in sufficient detail to enable forming a reasonable basis for making an investment (& Businessfor feasibility studies) decision.
SUBMISSION OF EXPRESSION OF INTERESTS (EOIs)
The Federal Project Management Unit of the Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project(NEWMAP) now invites eligible consulting firms ("Consultants") to indicate their interest in providing the Services.
Interested Consultants should provide informationdemonstrating that they have the requiredqualifications and relevantexperience to perform the Services.
The shortlisting criteria are (i) evidence showing the fields of specialty of thefirm (consultant's profile/brochures) (ii) evidence showing that the firm is a legal entity (certificate of registration), (iii)evidence of registration with relevant authorities and professional bodies. (iv) Evidence showingthe technical and managerialcapabilities of the firm in the field ofassignment. (v) experience of working in a similar geographical region, (vi) Description of similar assignments, (vi) availability ofappropriate skills among staff, and availability of essential technology etc.).For each previous project performed, the consultantshall provide the name and contact address of the client (office & e-mail address, and telephone number), date(s) of execution,name(s) of lead and associate firms, contract amount and financing sources.
The attention of interested Consultants (firm) is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of theWorld Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employmentof Consultants [under IBRD Loans and IDACredits & Grants] by World Bank Borrowers [July 2014] ("Consultant Guidelines") setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflict of interest.
Consultants may associate with other firms in the form of a joint venture or asub-consultancy to enhance their qualifications.
A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Quality andCost Based Selection method set out in the Consultant Guidelines.
Further information can be obtained at the address below during officehours (10.00 am to 16.00 pm).
Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person,or courier) by 20th August, 2015.
NigeriaErosion and Watershed Management Project
Attn: Federal Project Coordinator
Federal Ministry of Environment,
No. 170, Aminu Kano Crescent, Wuse II,