Guyana’s Ministry of Natural Resources has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for consultancy services related to the historic Gas-to-Energy project. The government needs the consultant to supervise the development of the integrated natural gas liquids (NGL) plant and the 300 megawatts (MW) combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power plant.
The consultant would assist the government through the Gas-to-Energy task force in the design review, construction, supervision and general project management of the development of the integrated plants, and contract administration throughout the project implementation process and thereafter during the defects liability period, the RFP states.
Government estimates the project would last 42 months from the date of contract signing, and at least 12 months thereafter for defects liability from a date to be determined.
Bidders have until August 30 to submit a combined technical and financial proposal at Guyana’s National Procurement and Tender Administration Board (NPTAB).
Vice President Dr. Bharrat Jagdeo recently announced that government will seek a Gas-to-Energy project manager, during a recent press conference. Government means for the NGL 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.
President Dr. Mohamed Irfaan Ali said days ago 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.
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) for the main grid and enough natural gas liquids to meet other domestic needs.
The cost of power is expected to be cut by at least 50% for Guyanese households, and the NGLs should significantly reduce other costs. This project is critical to helping Guyana transition to cleaner energy sources, and for the country’s overall development and diversification of its economy.