Tender Tracker — December 2019

Below are several tender opportunities across sub-Saharan Africa for consideration. If you have any questions or require additional information, please reach out to the listed Power Africa POC.

  1. Kenya: Greenfield 140MW Geothermal Power Plant
  2. Namibia: EPC for 20MW Omburu Solar PV Power Plant
  3. Namibia: IPP for a 20MW Solar PV Power Plant at the Khan Substation

OPPORTUNITY 1: 140MW GEOTHERMAL IN KENYA
Country: Kenya
Technology: Geothermal
MWs: 140
Stage/Status: Request for Qualification (RFQ)
Deadline: January 22, 2020
Additional Details: To achieve its capacity expansion plans, KenGen is working in close collaboration with Kenya’s National Treasury to develop a Greenfield 140MW Geothermal power plant (the “Project”) through a Public Private Partnership (PPP).

The Olkaria Geothermal field is located in the Rift Valley about 120km from Nairobi. The Project area is located in the North-Eastern and Central sectors of this geothermal field adjacent to the Olkaria II. The power from the Project will be evacuated through the Olkaria IAU 220kV substation located about 3.75km from the Project.KenGen has drilled and tested all production wells required for the Project and will be responsible for the operation, maintenance, and management of steam supply to the Project.

The successful bidder will enter into a Joint Venture with KenGen and incorporate a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) in accordance with the laws of Kenya. KenGen will be a shareholder in the SPV with a shareholding of 25%. The SPV will be responsible for the development, design, financing, construction, operation and maintenance of the Project. The SPV will enter into a long-term power purchase agreement with Kenya Power as off taker. KenGen will enter into a long-term steam supply agreement with the SPV through which the Project will purchase steam from KenGen.

Power Africa POC:
Richard Morison (rmorison@powerafrica-eaep.org)
David Kagiri (dkagiri@powerafrica-eaep.org)
Power Africa East Africa Energy Program

OPPORTUNITY 2: 20MW SOLAR PV IN NAMIBIA
Country:
Namibia
Technology: Solar
MWs: 20
Stage/Status: RFP
Deadline: January 31, 2020
Additional Details:The Central Procurement Board of Namibia on behalf of NamPower is seeking bids by 31 January for an engineering, procurement and construction contractor for the 20MW Omburu solar PV power plant in the Erongo region. A non-compulsory pre-bid meeting and site visit will take place on 15 November.

For more information: https://www.nampower.com.na/Bid.aspx?id=60402

Tender POC:
Procurement Management Unit, Central Procurement Board of Namibia
1 Teinert Street, Mandume Park, Windhoek
Email: procurement@cpb.org.na; Tel: +264 61 447 700

OPPORTUNITY 3: 20MW SOLAR PV IN NAMIBIA
Country: Namibia
Technology: Solar
MWs: 20
Deadline: January 17, 2020
Additional Details: Procurement of an IPP for the Development of a 20 MW Solar PV Power Plant at the Khan Substation on a Build-Own-Operation (BOO) Basis

For more information: https://www.nampower.com.na/Bid.aspx?id=60402

Power Africa POC: Mr. Akinwale Aboyade, PhD Senior Regional Energy Specialist USAID/Southern Africa Regional Environment, Education and Democracy Office T +27 12 452 2264 | E: aaboyade@usaid.gov

NamPower POC: Mathew L Nelenge Tel: +264 61 2052324 Fax: +264 61 2052324 Email: IPPBidclarifications@nampower.com.na

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