Request For Expression Of Interest For The Participation As An Investor (Strategic Partner) In The Development of Coal Mining and Coal Fired Power Plant(s) In Enugu Axis, Nigeria.

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INTRODUCTION
The Federal Government of Nigeria is promoting an accelerated utilization of coal for power generation (C2P) along the Enugu Axis.
A Feasibility Study on Nigerian Coal Resource Development was prepared for the Ministry of Solid Minerals Development by Behre Dolbear in February 2006. The report recommended that the Government of Nigeria should initiate and fund a Coal Exploration Program to define the resources and, thereby, provide the private sector with information required to determine the bankability for economic development. Part of the conclusion was in identifying the Enugu based coal deposits to have a high potential to economically supply coal to a mine mouth coal-fired power plant.
In 2011 the Federal Executive Council approved the preparation of a Feasibility Study for a Coal-To-Power in Enugu Axis and appointed consultants with expertise in Mining and Coal Power Generation to prepare the requisite documents.
In June 2016 the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing (FMPWH) published “the Nigerian Power Sector Investment Opportunities and Guidelines”.
In order to further the ongoing works towards the development of Coal Mines and Coal-Fired Power Plant(s), the Project Consultant on behalf of the promoter was instructed to advertise for a reputable and experienced investor, or a consortium of investors to finance, build, operate and manage coal mine(s) and coal-fired power plant(s) under an Independent Power Producer (IPP) framework in Enugu Axis, Nigeria.

DESCRIPTION
The Federal Government has retained licences for a number of coal blocks in the Enugu Axis and designs for 3 power plants located in North, Central and South of Enugu state have been prepared for the FMPWH by STEAG encotec GmbH (Germany) together with Coal Exploration Programme developed by International Mining Corporation (UK).

REQUIREMENTS
The investor may consist of a single firm or a consortium of firms with the necessary financial and technical competences to develop the coal resources from their present state and build, operate and manage coal fired power plants as the independent power producer for the duration of the concession period. In the case of a consortium, the members of the consortium must jointly submit the required information and must clearly identify one of the consortium members as the lead firm.
Expressions of Interest (EOI) by a prospective investor should include the following:
(i) In case of a consortium, evidence in form of an agreement (joint venture agreement or articles of association) must be presented, describing the members, roles/responsibilities and the lead member;
(ii) Evidence of Company Registration;
(iii) Company’s profile including full name of contact person, postal address, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses; technical and operational capabilities indicating a number of years of experience financing, developing, constructing and/or owning, operating and maintaining coal mines and coal fired power plants with at least two reference projects of at least 150MW (with verifiable references);
(iv) Audited financial statements prepared in accordance with the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) of the prospective investor or members of consortium for the last three (3) years.
Each Applicant’s minimum qualifications in relation to the above Qualification Criteria will be evaluated on the basis of PASS-FAIL approach.

SUBMISSION OF EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
EOIs must be submitted in three (3) sets (one original and two copies) in sealed envelope clearly marked “Investor’s Expression of Interest for Coal Mining and Coal Fired Power Plant(s) in Enugu Axis, Nigeria”.
EOIs should be addressed and delivered not later than 4.00 pm Nigerian time on Thursday, March 30, 2017 at the Project Consultant’s office at the following address: 15, Lake Chad Crescent Maitama, Abuja, FCT

All EOIs will be opened the same day after the submission. Interested bidders are welcome to attend.

Please note that:
Only short-listed firms will be invited for further consideration.
Late submission will be rejected.
• This advertisement shall not be construed as a commitment on the part of FMPWH to appoint any firm nor shall it entitle any firm submitting documents to claim any indemnity.
• Interested applicants may obtain further information vide email – please send your enquiries to C2P@sewa-africa.com: coal2power@gmail.com.
• Submissions via courier will be accepted if delivered within the submission time shown above.
• Expression of Interest via email will NOT be accepted.
• All submission must be made in English.

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