Tender: Komati Power Station to move to renewable energy

Tender: Komati Power Station to move to renewable energy

Tender: Komati Power Station to move to renewable energy

Eskom has issued a tender seeking a service provider to drive the Komati Power Station socio-economic development plan.

This is to assist with the transitioning from fossil fuels to renewable energy.

DEADLINE: 3 July 2023 at 10am

Part of the plan includes management and implementation of mitigation measures for the socio-economic impacts resulting from the shutdown of the coal-fired generating units at the power station.

The last of the fossil-fired units at Komati reached its end of operational life in October 2022 and was shut down.

The re-powering and repurposing of the power station will be funded through a concessional loan facility from the World Bank, Eskom said.

Power station to be repurposed for various renewable energy projects

The consulting services (“the Services”) include:

  • To manage and implement mitigation measures for the socio-economic impacts resulting from the closure and repurposing of Eskom’s Komati Power Station;
  • Component C as identified under the Eskom Just Energy Transition Project (EJETP)

“The loan facility broadly covers the decommissioning, repurposing and re-powering of the station and critical elements of the Just Energy Transition to provide a second life to the power station.”

This includes the establishment of an agri-voltaics test facility, a containerised microgrid assembly and manufacturing facility; a training centre for employee and community members and (component C) a community upliftment programme that this particular tender seeks to address.

The activities to be undertaken by implementing Agency on component C are divided into Four task as follows:

  • Task 1: Finalisation of the Komati Implementation Plan
  • Task 2: Stakeholder Engagement and communication
  • Task 3: Implementation of Tasks and Activities
  • Task 4: Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting

The project is for a duration of approximately 60 months.

Interested service providers are urged to review the request for expression of interest (EOI) document on the Eskom Tender Bulletin and respond accordingly.

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Komati tender details

Interested Consulting firms may obtain further information from Dakalo Mugadi via email address [email protected] during working hours (9am to 12.30pm and 2pm to 4pm SA Time) , Mondays to Fridays inclusive, except on Public Holidays and weekends.

Expressions of interest documents must be delivered in a written form to the below address on or before 10am SA Time on 3 July 2023. Late submissions and EOIs not in English language will not be accepted.

Interested parties are required to submit the Expressions of Interest to the physical address below. The submissions can be in hard copy as one (1) original and three (3) copies. Hard copy submissions envelopes need to be clearly marked:

Expression of Interest for the Appointment of Socio-Economic Development Implementation Agency for the closure and repurposing of Komati Power Station Eskom Holdings SOC Limited
Attn: Dakalo Mugadi, Senior Advisor Procurement
1 Maxwell Drive, Sunninghill, Sandton, 2191, South Africa
Tel: +27 11 629 8234

To access the Eskom Tender Bulletin

Source: https://www.esi-africa.com/tenders/tender-developing-socio-economics-of-repurposing-komati-power-station/