Al-Mocha Wind Farm in Yemen

The Government of Yemen intends to finance under the Investment Program for 2010 the assignment of consulting services for tender assistance, supervision of wind power project implementation and assistance during warranty period of a 60 MW wind farm at Al-Mokha area on the western coast of Yemen.

The wind energy project will be implemented through an EPC contractor procured through an international competitive bidding process according to the World Bank’s Procurement Guidelines to be announced in October 2010. The Al Mokha wind farm project includes supply, delivery and installation of wind turbines, civil works and electrical works necessary for grid connection.

The Consultant is expected to take up his employment during EPC tendering phase for bidder’s requests clarification and bidder’s proposals evaluation. As an option the Consultant will be requested to also elaborate the EPC bidding documents.

The overall project implementation is expected to be accomplished within 24 months. A full service O&M contract with the EPC contractor will be signed be for a period of at least 3 years.

The services include:

A) Assist the owner to carry out bid clarifications, evaluation, contract negotiation, preparation and signature of the final contract agreement.

B) Assist the owner to review and approve the Contractor’s basic and detailed design, and supervise the implementation of the EPC contract and the commissioning of the wind farm as well as prepare comprehensive detailed completion report for whole activities of the project.

C) Assist the owner to carry out the performance guarantee test including liability test run. After successfully testing and commissioning, the Consultant will issue the TOC including preparation pending item list/ deviation arose from scope of supply, erection testing and commissioning.

D) After commissioning, the Consultant will assist the owner to supervise the operation and maintenance of the wind farm by the EPC contractor according to the O&M contract and assist the owner in handling any claims arising during the warranty period.

E) Optional: preparation of EPC-contract bidding documents.

MEE now invites eligible consultancy firms to indicate their interest in providing the services. Interested consultants must provide (in English) detailed information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services as briefly explained above. These detailed information should include brochures, description of similar assignments undertaken during the last ten years (the description should include details on contract data such as name of client, cost, status), experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate skills among staff, etc.

Consultants may associate to enhance their qualifications. Consultants will be selected in accordance with the procedures set out in the current edition of the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers and the Procurement Law of the Republic of Yemen.

Interested consultants may obtain further information at the address below.

Expressions of interest must be delivered to the address below by [two weeks from announcing ].

Contact: PMU Almokha 60MW Wind Farm Project.
Eng Gamil Thabet.
Airport read.
P.O. Box: 8582.
Sana’a, Yemen.
Tel: ++967 1 324 332.
Fax: ++967 1 324 191.