IPBC – Naoro Brown Hydroelectric Power Plant 80 MW – Central Province - Project Profile
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The Government of Papua New Guinea (GoPNG), through its division Independent Public Business Corporation (IPBC), plans to undertake Naoro Brown Hydropower Project in Central Province, Papua New Guinea.
The project involves the construction of an 80MW hydroelectric power plant. It includes the construction of a 20m high concrete gravity dam on the Naoro River with a catchment area of 274km2, 12.5km long water conveyance system including intake facility, headrace tunnel, vertical pressure shaft and pressure tunnel, a powerhouse and a substation, the installation of 4x20MW Francis turbines and generators, and the laying of 66km transmission lines.
The project is planned to be implemented through public-private partnership (PPP) mode on finance, build, own and operate basis.
The study activities on the project is being funded by the World Bank Group.
Entura (Hydro Tasmania) has been appointed to undertake feasibility study, geological, social and environmental impact studies, detailed topographical surveys, conduct site visits, and identify access road route and transmission system connection options.
King & Spalding LLP has been appointed as legal advisor
PNG Power Ltd (PPL) signed a power purchase agreement for 25 years.
In 2010, detailed feasibility study works commenced. However, works were suspended leakage spotted at the site in 2011.
In May 2013, IPBC initiated the process of appointing procurement adviser for the project and the last submission deadline to submit the documents was May 31, 2013. The scope of work of advisor is divided into four phase.
Phase 1: Sector and Project Review; Design of Transaction Structure and Design of the bidding process
Phase 2: Preparation of all documentation required for the selected bidding process; Bidding and Proposal Evaluation
Phase 3: Negotiations with the selected bidder and Financial Close
Phase 4: Supervision of the construction
Multiconsult Group has been appointed as procurement and transaction adviser and has submitted a report containing a section on options for obtaining access to land for the project.
In August 2015, feasibility studies on the project were completed.
In November 2015, IPBC issued expression of interest (EOI) for appointing a consultant with the last submission date as November 20, 2015 to undertake environmental and social impact assessment on the project.
GoPNG is in the process of appointing a consultant to undertake an assessment on the project to inform proposals regarding a sector-wide institutional and policy framework for the GoPNG to enable long-term sharing of part of the economic benefits of hydropower projects with the communities that are adversely affected by and/or are hosting such projects.
Tender activities are anticipated in the first quarter of 2018.
The project involves the construction of a 80MW hydroelectric power plant in Central Province, Papua New Guinea.
The US$200 million project includes the following:
1. Construction of a 20m high concrete gravity dam on the Naoro River
2. Construction of a 12.5km long water conveyance system
3. Construction of intake facility
4. Construction of headrace, vertical pressure shaft and pressure tunnels
5. Construction of a powerhouse
6. Construction of a substation
7. Installation of the turbines
8. Installation of the generators
9. Laying of 66km transmission linesReasons To Buy