With Guyana’s massive Gas-to-Energy project on track for its 2024 start-up, the government through a request for proposals (RFP) is seeking consultants to provide legal and commercial advisory services along with negotiation support.
The RFP published by the Ministry of Natural Resources read that the objective of the assignment is for the eligible consultant to provide legal and commercial advisory services and negotiating support to the Government of Guyana (GoG), through the Ministry and the Gas-to-Energy Task Force.
These services directly concern the Gas Supply Agreement (GSA) and associated agreements during project development.
Interested consultants can get more information from the Ministry of Natural Resources and should submit proposals by September 13, 2022, to Guyana’s National Procurement and Tender Administration Board (NPTAB).
Guyana’s government has been pushing the project, which is expected to cut the cost of power by at least 50% for Guyanese households. President Dr. Mohamed Irfaan Ali said that the project has undergone every test of scrutiny, including environmental and financial feasibility, and has passed. The President said it is time for this project to move forward.
Government is also seeking a Gas-to-Energy project manager. Government means for the Natural Gas Liquids facility and the power plant to be constructed together to save on costs.
The construction of these facilities is being spearheaded by the government of Guyana, while ExxonMobil is handling the construction of the pipeline. The oil major has already started the tender process for the construction of the onshore pipeline.
The project is expected to transport 50 million cubic feet of gas per day in its first phase from Exxon’s Liza field. This will be the source for 250 megawatts (MW) of power for the country’s main grid and enough natural gas liquids to meet other domestic needs.