Papua New Guinea: Port Moresby Power Grid Development Project

Sovereign Project | 43197-012

Summary

The proposed Port Moresby Grid Development Project (Project) will upgrade and extend the transmission and distribution grid in the national capital, Port Moresby, thereby improving the reliability and quality of power supply to the main urban center in Papua New Guinea (PNG), improving the energy efficiency of power delivery, and enabling delivery of essential power to rapidly expanding areas of Port Moresby. A project preparation technical assistance (PPTA) will be undertaken for the due diligence of the proposed project

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Project Name Port Moresby Power Grid Development Project
Project Number 43197-012
Country Papua New Guinea
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7783-PNG: Port Moresby Power Grid Development Project
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.20 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector

Energy - Electricity transmission and distribution

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description The proposed Port Moresby Grid Development Project (Project) will upgrade and extend the transmission and distribution grid in the national capital, Port Moresby, thereby improving the reliability and quality of power supply to the main urban center in Papua New Guinea (PNG), improving the energy efficiency of power delivery, and enabling delivery of essential power to rapidly expanding areas of Port Moresby. A project preparation technical assistance (PPTA) will be undertaken for the due diligence of the proposed project
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy A project preparation technical assistance (TA) is required to (i) assess grid development alternatives to ensure selected investments are least cost, (ii) prepare feasibility studies for selected investments, (iii) conduct due diligence on the proposed project, (iv) undertake capacity building on system planning and maintenance, and (v) familiarize the implementing agency with ADB's procurement procedures, disbursement procedures, and safeguard requirements.
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The TA will be implemented in two parts in order to strengthen the technical rationale for the project and streamline processing. Part A will include preparation of the Port Moresby Power System Masterplan and will require a total of 8 person-months. Part B will include project preparation due diligence and will require 20 person-months international consultants and 18 person months national consultants to be hired through a consulting firm. Consultants will be engaged by ADB in accordance with the Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time). Part A consultants will be engaged as individual consultants and Part B consultants will be engaged through quality and cost based selection method (quality-cost ratio of 90:10)using simplified technical proposal. The equipment under the TA will be procured by the IA, following ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2010, as amended from time to time). The proceeds of the TA will be disbursed in line with ADB's Technical Assistance Disbursement Handbook (2010, as amended from time to time). The equipment procured under the TA will be turned over to the executing agency upon TA completion.

The recruitment of consultants ongoing.

Responsible ADB Officer Anthony Maxwell
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport, Energy and Natural Resources Division, PARD
Executing Agencies
Independent Public Business Corporation(IPBC)Level 4 Pacific Place
Cnr. Musgrave Street and Champion Pde.
PO Box 320, Port Moresby, NCD
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 28 Feb 2011
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 02 Sep 2011

TA 7783-PNG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
28 Feb 2011 25 Mar 2011 25 Mar 2011 31 May 2012 31 Mar 2013 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,200,000.00 0.00 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,400,000.00 28 Feb 2011 1,036,513.65

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