• AMEEN ALFEQI

Kuwait Authority for Partnership projects PPP TENDERS:

1 - Services and Entertainment center - EGAILA

The project involves the development of a top-notch services and entertainment center in the Al-Egaila Area.

The primary objective of the project is to meet the existing demand for commercial and entertainment outlets in the area surrounding the project site, to minimize residents' need to seek required services in nearby districts/governorates.

The scope of the project is to design, build, finance, operate, maintain, and transfer (1) a multi-floor recreational, cultural, commercial, and sports center with an allowable build-up area of 112,400 sqm (spread over four floors:basement, ground, first and sector floors), including adjoined parking for each level with an overall capacity to accommodate not less than 3,600 parking spaces, (2) and a Fresh Food Market with a total area of 20,000 sqm, in the Al-Egaila area.

The term of the contract with the Kuwait Municipality is expected to be 27 years in addition to and added 3 years for the design, construction and finance of all the infrastructure assets.

2 - Al Abdaliyah Integrated Solar Combined Cycle (ISCC)

AlAbdilyah Integrated Solar Combined Cycle ( ISCC) is an Initiative from the private sector to Kuwait Authority for Partnership Projects. The project consists of Combined Gas Turbine unit and Solar Island.

The total capacity of the power plant will be 280 MW, with a solar contribution of 60 MW. The plant’s utilization of solar energy will contribute to fuel saving.

An additional environmental benefit is that annual CO2 emissions will be 48,000 tons less than that emitted in a conventional plant of comparable capacity. The plant will provide services more efficient than that of a conventional combined cycle power plant, with stable continuous power generation.

3 - AlKhairan IWPP (Phase I)

An Independent Water and Power Producer (IWPP) Project is being planned to generate power with a minimum capacity of 2500MW through a Conventional Thermal Steam Power Plant (using Low Sulfur Fuel Oil -LSFO, Gas Oil, Crude Oil and /or Natural Gas). The Project will be located at AlKhairan, south of the existing Az-Zour South Power & Water Production Station. In addition to its power generation capacity, the project will include a Sea Water Desalination Plant with a total minimum capacity of 125 MIGPD utilizing MSF, MED and/ or RO Technology. The IWPP Project will be set up as a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) which will design, build, finance, operate and maintain the power generation & water production facility for a fixed duration of time, as stipulated in Law 39/2010, Law 7/2008, and their respective bylaws. The SPV will sign an Energy Conversion and Water and Power Purchase Agreement (ECWPA) with the Ministry of Electricity and Water (MEW).

4 - Az-Zour North IWPP (Phase 2)

Az-Zour North site is a complex of power generation and water production which is expected to be developed in five phases.

The Partnerships Technical Bureau in collaboration with Ministry of Electricity and Water is in the process of executing the second phase of Az-Zour North Complex Independent Water and Power Producer (“IWPP”) project (the “Project”) involves the development, design, engineering, construction, operation, maintenance and transfer of a power and desalination plant with a capacity of at least 1,500 MW and 102 MIGD. The Project also includes the sale and purchase of associated power and water by the Ministry of Electricity and Water pursuant to an Energy Conversion and Water Purchase Agreement (ECWPA) for a term of no more than 40 years in accordance with laws 39/2010, 28/2012 and 7/2008.

Other significant agreements include a Land Lease Agreement for the use of the site and a Shareholders Agreement for the establishment and management of the Project Company.

The project will be located at the Az-Zour North Site on the Arabian Gulf coast approximately 100 KM south of Kuwait City.

It is expected that the project will apply Combined Cycle Gas Turbine technology and an open source desalination technology as per the tendering documents requirements.

The net contracted capacity shall be at least 1,500 MW and the net contracted water capacity shall be at least between 102.

The distillate water will be re-carbonated prior to delivery to the AZ-ZOUR WDC reservoir through 4 new pipelines (1600) constructed by MEW. The project developer shall be responsible to construct a 400 KV substation to evacuate the generated power.

The plant will be fired with fuel (natural gas) as main fuel and with fuel oil (gas oil) as back-up fuel.

The fuel natural gas will be delivered by the MEW through one new pipeline (40”) constructed by KPC/KOC. As for the gas oil it will be delivered by MEW through one new pipeline (16”) branched from new pipeline (24”) constructed by KPC/KOC.

Shared facilities for all phases in AZ-ZOUR North complex will be operated and maintained by a company. The Project company for phase-2 will be transferred shares from the shared facilities company. The SPV for phase-2 will be granted the right to use and to remain connected to the shared facilities (Gas oil fuel facility, product water common header, outlet culverts and outfall, connection to 400 KV substation).

5 - Umm AlHayman WWTP

Due to strong demand for wastewater treatment capacity in Kuwait, the Ministry of Public Works (MPW) has decided to expand and rehabilitate the sewerage system in the Kuwait Southern Area. An integral part of this overall improvement program is the Umm Al Hayman (UAH) Waste Water Project. The objective of the project is to mitigate the negative impact of the increasing discharge of raw wastewater into the environment by establishing an upgraded and larger capacity WWTP that will treat collected wastewater and produce an effluent suitable for landscape irrigation. The project involves the design, financing, building, rehabilitation, testing, commissioning, operation and maintenance of several components. The project involves: • Construction of a new Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) with an initial treatment capacity of 500,000 m3/d, which can be expanded to 700,000m3/d by 2020 should the MPW identify demand for it • Upgrading and extension of the Egaila pumping station, refurbishment of UAH City pumping station, and construction of Sabah Al Ahmed pumping station • Construction of emergency outfall from the new WWTP to the sea • Potential demolition of the existing UAH WWTP, adjacent to the plant site, which has a capacity of 27,000 m3/d and provides primary, secondary and tertiary treatment for reuse of the produced TSE • Construction of five new sewer transmission lines • Construction of TSE transfer and distribution systems to allow for re-use of the TSE • New electrical transmission lines and sub-station at the UAH site The EOI phase has been completed and the RFQ were released in May 2015. The announcement of the qualified bidders was in October 2015. The RFP documents were released in November 2015. The bidders submitted their bids in September 2016. Evaluation of bids is being conducted for the selection of the preferred bidder.


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