Notices posted up to end-November 2005

Bulgaria – general procurement notice

EBRD – construction of HV line 400 kV Zlatitsa-Plovdiv and re-routing of existing 110 kV lines (BG-Sofia)


This notice follows and updates the general procurement notice for this project published on the EBRD web site on 29.8.2002 and updated on 9.1.2004.

Natsionalna Elecktricheska Kompania (NEK) intends using the proceeds of a loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the Bank) for a project to rehabilitate its transmission network, including development of its MIS system, construction of an HV line, reconstruction and extension of a 400 kV s/st, modernisation of SCADA/EMS systems and provision of metering, testing and data processing systems. The proposed project, which has a total estimated cost of EUR 20 million equivalent, will require the procurement of the following goods, works and services:

A.2.2. construction of HV line 400 kV Zlatitsa-Plovdiv, and re-routing of existing 110 kV lines.

Tendering for the above contracts is expected to begin in the fourth quarter 2005.

Prospective tenderers may obtain further information from, and inspect and acquire the tender documents at the following office: Natsionalna Elektricheska – EAD, 5 Vesletz str., Sofia 1000, Bulgaria. Investment division. Fax (359-2) 988 06 95. Mr L. Velkov or Mrs L. Vitanova. Tel./Fax (359-2) 986 12 88. E-mail:

Bulgaria – invitation for tenders

EBRD – construction of new high-voltage power lines (BG-Sofia)

Deletion date (Date of tender) 2006-02-15 14:00:00

Name of awarding authority NATSIONALNA ELEKTRICHESKA – EAD

This invitation for tenders follows the general procurement notice for this project which was published on the EBRD’s web site on 29.8.2002, updated 9.1.2004 and 24.11.2005.

The Natsionalna Elektricheska Kompania (NEK) (the Employer) has received a loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the Bank) towards the cost of construction of new high-voltage power lines. The Employer now invites sealed tenders from eligible tenderers for the construction of new high-voltage power lines contract to be funded from part of the proceeds of the loan. The contract will comprise:

delivery of materials, on-site erection and installation services, including design, manufacture, delivery, quality assurance, erection, and all related civil works, commissioning, structural completion and connection of the facilities to the power supply, in 2 lots.

Tenderers may submit bids for either 1 lot seperately or for both lots at their discretion. If bonuses are offered, these will be evaluated for each lot separately.

The objective: by the connection of the Zlatitsa-Plovdiv 400 kV over-head line a link is established from the Kozloduy NPP through the Misia substation – the Stolnik substation – the Zlatitsa substation – to the Plovdiv substation (lot 2). Without this link it is not possible to provide stable operation of the Chaira PSHPP. To support this, the existing 110 kV lines will be re-routed and finalised (lot 1).

Prospective tenderers may obtain further information from, and inspect and acquire the tender documents at the following office: Natsionalna Elektricheska – EAD, 5 Vesletz str., Sofia 1000, Bulgaria. Investment division. Fax (359-2) 988 06 95. Mr L. Velkov or Mrs L. Vitanova. Tel./Fax (359-2) 986 12 88. E-mail:

UK-Southampton: district-heating mains

Deadline for specification 2005-12-19 00:00:00

Deletion date (Date of tender) 2005-12-19 10:00:00


Solent Sustainable Energy Limited-Millbrook District Heating Contract.Solent Sustainable Energy Limited (SSEL) is a not-for-profit company that has been set up by Southampton City Council to deliver a combined heat and power district heating scheme to provide heating and hot water to around 3 440 dwellings, 9 local schools and a number of other Council properties in the Millbrook area of Southampton.SSEL seeks a turnkey contractor for the design, build, operation and maintenance of the district heating network including thermal substations and back-up boiler plant for a minimum often years. The primary source of heat will be supplied by a CHP plant built by others.

Solent Sustainable Energy Limited, c/o Southampton City Council, Housing Services, Basement, Civic Centre, Attn: Peter North, UK-Southampton SO14 7LR. E-mail:

Belgium – onshore windfarm

Deadline for specification 2006-02-01

Date of tender 2005-12-21

Awarding authority ELECTRABEL N.V. (OR AFFILIATES)

Onshore Wind Farms Belgium.Agreement 0170.69141/4.Supply (including study, assembly, tests and commissioning) of a package of Wind Turbine Generator Systems (WTGS) for 5 onshore wind farms in Belgium. The nominal unitary power of the WTGS shall be between 1,5 MW and 3 MW.Each WTGS shall be of the horizontal axis type with 3 blades and rotor oriented upstream. The WTGS shall have a design appropriate for onshore installation (IEC 61400 class depending on the Site). The supply will comprise the complete WTGS, including the tower, the (remote) control and protection systems, the erection of the wind turbines, commissioning, Start-up and optionally: a long term operation and maintenance agreement, the execution of the foundations and access roads, the delivery and installation of the step-up transformer and the switchgear for network connection.Lots may be attributed as a package deal or lot by lot.

NAME, ADDRESSES AND CONTACT POINT(S): Electrabel N.V. (or affiliates), Regentlaan 8, Attn: Luc Goossens (Linkebeek), B-1000 Brussels. Tel. +32 478 97 88 21. E-mail: Fax +32 2 518 64 00.

UK-Western Isles – biogas engine

Deadline for specification 2006-01-09 00:00:00

Deletion date (Date of tender) 2006-01-23 16:00:00


Western Isles Waste Management Plant: Provision of Biogas Engine / CHP Unit. Provide a gas engine CHP plant operating on biogas produced by the anaerobic digestion of municipal and other biodegradable waste streams produced on Stornoway, Western Isles – United Kingdom.Lease of a gas engine/CHP Unit, with average engine rate between 200 kWe and 250 kWe.CPV: 45251210.

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar (Western Isles Council), Sandwick Road, Attn: Mr Uisdean Fraser, UK-Stornoway HS1 2BW, Isle of Lewis. Tel. 01851 709249. E-mail: Fax 01851 705349.

Prior Information Notice

UK-Manchester: Energy from waste plant


Electricity, gas, nuclear energy and fuels, steam, hot water and other sources of energy. Electricity. Steam. Development, construction and operation of a facility (plant) for the combustion of solid recovered fuel produced from municipal solid waste in the range of 200,00 to 400,000 tonnes per annum.

NAME, ADDRESSES AND CONTACT POINT(S): Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority, 1st Floor, Medtia Chambers, Barn Street, Attn: Anthony Hilton, UK-Oldham OL1 1LP. Tel. +44 (0)161 911 4887. E-mail: Fax +44 (0)161 911 4945.

Periodic indicative notice (PIN) without call for competition

Belgium-Tessenderlo: CCGT

Design and construction of a combined cycle power generation facility in the Tessenderlo area. T-Power NV.

The CCGT will have an net electrical output of between 400 to 425 MW. The detailed design, engineering, manufacture, erection, commissioning and testing for a complete turnkey gas fired combined cycle plant with proven gas turbines, steam turbines, heat recovery steam generators, condenser and cooling systems, piping systems, air inlets, filters, exhaust stacks, electrical generators, switchgear, isolators, transformers, cabling, control systems, balance of plant, civil engineering structures, lifting equipment, buildings, civil engineering aspects and associated spares parts. The design will be such to ensure very high reliability and availability. Site clearance, temporary works, access roads, site roads, drainage, water supply and treatment, auxiliary and additional works and storage facilities are to be provided as required. This combined cycle power plant and any associated works will be located at a site in the Tessenderlo area, Belgium. The contractor will be required to provide financial services associated with the project including performance bonds, insurances, performance guarantees and warrantee bonds when these are specified. The contractor will be required to provide a long term spares agreement for the gas turbine. The composite scope of the contractor includes all works, supplies and services required to complete the power station and will be awarded to a turnkey contractor. Some changes may be made prior to the contract.

T-Power NV, Rue du Trone 130, Attn: Peter Ramm, B-1050 Brussels. Tel. +44 20 7993 2479. E-mail: Fax +44 20 7993 2191.

IRL – thermal power plant


Deletion date (Date of tender) 2006-01-04 00:00:00

Provision of Thermal Energy Solutions – Pilot.Expressions of Interest are requested by the HSE North West Area for suitably qualified and experienced Thermal energy providers to provide Thermal Energy solutions, Particularly those operators involved in Biomass and solar energy programmes. The provision of the solution will be on a pilot basis at two of the HSE sites in the region, as part of an overall review of energy provision arrangements. The locations are as follows : St. Johns Hospital, Sligo, Co. Sligo. This is a 236 bed single storey long term residential care unit caring in the main for elderly patients. St. Josephs Hospital, Stranorlar, Co. Donegal. This is a 102 bed two storey long term residential care unit caring in the main for elderly patients.

Health Service Executive, Technical Services Department, Technical Services Officer, North Western Area, HSE, Attn: Gerard Hanley, IRL-Manorhamilton. Tel. 00353 (0)71 98 20455. E-mail: Fax 00353 (0)71 98 20543.

Invitation for Prequalification for Power Distribution Reinforcement and Upgrade

Kenya – power distribution equipment


Date of tender 2006-01-20 00:00:00

Kenya Power & Lighting Company Limited. This invitation for prequalification follows the general procurement notice that appeared in Development Business No. 633 of 30.6.2004 on-line and in Dg market.

The Government of Kenya has received credits from the International Development Association (IDA), Agence Francaise de Developpement (AFD), the Nordic Development Fund (NDF), and has applied for credit from the European Investment Bank (EIB), toward the cost of the Kenya Energy Sector Recovery Project, and it intends to apply part of the proceeds of these credits to payments under the Distribution Reinforcement and Upgrade component of the project.

The Kenya Power & Lighting Company Limited intends to pre-qualify contractors and/or firms to Design, Supply and Install Plant and Equipment for the EIB-funded components described as follows:

1. Design, Supply and Installation of Substations and Transformers, comprising:

1.1 About 92 MVA 132/33 kV Substation transformer capacity complete with associated switchgear and control equipment at various sites.

1.2 About 23 MVA 66/11kV substation transformer capacity complete with associated switchgear and control equipment at various sites.

1.3 About 2.5 MVA 33/11kV substation transformer capacity complete with associated switchgear and control equipment at various sites.

2. Design, Supply and Installation of lines and cables, comprising:

2.1 11kV lines – 11km new and reconductor 10km,

2.2 33kV lines – 66km new,

2.3 66kV lines – 14km new,

It is expected that invitations for bid will be made in March 2006.

United Arab Emirates, Hamriyah Free Zone power plant

C&C Sons have been awarded a contract for the development of a $600 million 700MWe gas-fired power plant to be located at Sharjah. The plant will provide power for various industrial projects including the Muscat based OCPC ammonia plant and a possible steel complex. Project will be a privately financed IPP contract arrangement. GE has been selected to supply four gas turbine units. Mott MacDonald is the project consultant. Start up is scheduled for 2006.
October 2005

United Kingdom, Barrington Cement Plant

Rugby Cement is undertaking a feasibility study for a £150 million CHP plant at a potential cement production facility at Barrington, Cambridgeshire. Start up of the plant is scheduled for 2009 if approval is granted.

October 2005

United Kingdom, wave energy device

Phase 2 of a project to test the viability of a wave energy device developed by the University of Manchester. Phase 2 is for a 1/10th scale model of the device, in which the vulnerable parts of the mechanism are kept above sea level. Start up is scheduled for 2006. Royal Haskoning and Mowlem are developing conceptual designs for a full-scale product.

October 2005

United Kingdom, Neptune tidal device

Scottish & Southern Energy and the Weir Group are developing a full-scale 0.3MWe tidal current device consisting of seabed mounted twin turbines suspended from a central monopile via hydraulic arms. The device will be located in the Orkneys, and start up is scheduled for 2007.

October 2005

USA, Headwaters Energy Park

Headwaters Inc has agreed a Memorandum of Understanding with Great River Energy, North American Coal and Falkirk Mining to build a $750 million integrated energy complex including a coal-to-liquids fuels facility (coal liquefaction) to process coal into ultra-clean diesel and other liquid fuels and a 300MWe IGCC power station. Diesel plant will produce 10,000 b/d as well as steam. The facility could be expanded later to produce 50,000 b/d and increase steam could increase the power outage to 1500MWe.

The project also includes a 50 million gallon/yr ethanol plant (Blue Flint Ethanol) and coal drying facilities. If the project proceeds, completion is scheduled for the end of 2012.

For further information, contact:

Headwaters Inc

10653 S River Front Parkway

Suite 300

South Jordan

Utah 84095


Tel: +1 801 984 9400, Fax: +1 801 984 9410
October 2005

USA, J K Spruce Unit 2

CPS Energy is seeking an air permit for it to build a 750MWe coal-fired unit 2 at the site of the current J K Spruce Power Plant. Calaveras Power Partners has been selected to construct plant. Calaveras Power Partners is a joint venture led by Zachry Construction, Black & Veatch, and The Industrial Co. ZCC and TIC will construct the project. Black & Veatch will handle the design the power plant. Utility Engineering will design and engineer the emissions control system. Alstom will be providing the boiler. Start up is scheduled for 2010.

For further information, contact:

Jim Nesrsta

CPS Energy

145 Navarro

San Antonio,


TX 78205, Tel: +1 210 353 2222

October 2005

USA, Loring Bioenergy Power Plant

Loring BioEnergy is developing a $57 million 55MW dual fuel cogeneration plant, to be located in Maine and scheduled for start up in 2007. The plant will use a blend of ethanol and diesel called O2Diesel. A former jet fuel line will be upgraded with new valves and compression to bring natural gas to the site, connecting to the Maritimes and Northeast Pipeline. The project will eventually include an ethanol production facility.

For further information, contact:

Loring Bioenergy

10 Conant Rd

Presque Isle

ME 04769


Tel: +1 207 762 5000, Fax: +1 207 762 5001

October 2005

Ireland, Munster/Drogheda Power Plant

Bord Gas Eireann and Scottish & Southern Energy are undertaking a feasibility study for a £230 million 440MWe power plant with gas and oil dual-firing capability. The plant is to be located either at Munster or Drogheda, County Cork. Start up is scheduled for the end of 2008. A pipeline will also be required.

For further information, contact:

Gerry Keane

PO Box 51

Gasworks Road,



Tel: +353 214 534000, Fax: +353 214 534249
October 2005

Germany, Borkum West offshore wind farm

The German government is planning, through the Foundation for Offshore Wind Energy, to build a E105 million 60MWe offshore wind farm consisting of 12 turbines to be located at Borkum Island. Four turbines are to be provided by each of Enercon, Repower and Prokon Nord. The cable route permit is in place, although finance for the 45km grid connection still needs to be funded. Start up is scheduled for 2007. It is expected that the scheme will eventually be sold on to an operator. RWE, E.ON and Vattenfall have all expressed an interest.

October 2005

Canada, Poplar River power plant upgrade

Sask Power is planning to rebuild units 1 and 2 of the coal-fired Poplar River Power Station to provide a combined output of 542MWe. The upgrade will cost C$260 million, with project completion expected by the end of 2008. A C$30 million contract was awarded to Hitachi to install the high-pressure turbine rotors, reblading, casings, as well as other turbine and generator components. Babcock & Wilcox was awarded a C$40 million contract to replace the superheater, reheater, and economiser.

For further information, contact:

Sask Power

2025 Victoria Ave



S4P 0S1


Tel: +1 888 757 6937, Fax: +1 306 566 2548

October 2005

France, Western France power plant

Gaz de France is seeking firms to prequalify to bid for construction of a new E400 million 500MWe gas-fired power plant to be located at a site yet to be determined in western France. Start up is scheduled for 2008. Cofathec Projis are acting as tender stage consultants.

For further information, contact:

Stephane Brosset

Immeuble Eurosquare 1

155, Boulevard Victor Hugo,

F-93400 Saint Ouen.


Tel: +33 (0)1 49 21 57 05, Fax: +33 (0)1 49 21 57 06

email :

October 2005

Spain, Puentes CCGT power plant

Endesa has applied for planning consent for a E420 million 815MWe gas-fired combined cycle power plant to be located on a site adjacent to the existing As Pontes plant at La Coruna. Start up is scheduled for 2007. The project comprises two gas turbines, one steam turbine and two heat recovery steam generators. GE Power has been awarded a contract to supply the turbines; and Duro Felguera has been awarded the contract for the civils and boiler works.
October 2005

Thailand, Songkhla power plant

EGAT has awarded an EPC contract to Marubeni for the construction of a $550 million 700MWe gas-fired combined cycle power plant to be located in Songhla Province. Start up is scheduled for 2008. Siemens will be supplying two SGT5-4000F gas turbines for the plant.

October 2005

USA, Vogtle nuclear power plant

Southern Company plans to have new baseload nuclear generation capacity at Vogtle nuclear power plant, and has applied for planning consent for the possible addition of two new reactors at the site, to be operating by 2015. Southern plans to submit an early site permit application in August 2006 and a combined construction permit-operating license application in March 2008.

October 2005