Kyrgyz Republic: Power Sector Rehabilitation Project

Sovereign Project | 44198-013 Status: Active

ADB is helping the Kyrgyz Republic rehabilitate the 1,200-megawatt Toktogul hydroelectric power plant, which is critical to national and regional power supply.  The project will also establish an electricity transactions settlement center to reduce commercial losses, conduct safety assessment of dams on the Naryn cascade, and launch a public information program on power sector reforms.

Project Details

Project Officer
Wolf, Megan Central and West Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Kyrgyz Republic
Modality
  • Grant
  • Loan
Sector
  • Energy
 
Project Name Power Sector Rehabilitation Project
Project Number 44198-013
Country Kyrgyz Republic
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0294-KGZ: Power Sector Rehabilitation Project
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 40.00 million
Loan 2869-KGZ: Power Sector Rehabilitation Project
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 15.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector

Energy - Electricity transmission and distribution

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome Turnkey contract for Toktogul HPP rehabilitation is delayed due to failed procurement resulting from the absence of technically responsive bidder. The package was divided and retendered in 3 lots. All lots have been awarded with Lot 1 completed and the rest are ongoing. Another procurement package is under preparation to cover the rehabilitation of Toktogul HPP switchyard.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

Project Implementation Consultants has been engaged. Bidding documents for the engineering contractor were issued in Aug 2013. Contact award is delayed due to absence of qualified bidder. The package was then divided into 3 lots. The contract for Lot 1-Underwater inspection was awarded in May 2015. Contract for Lot 2-Electrical equipment was awarded in Dec 2015 while contract for Lot 3-HV Cables was awarded in Dec 2015. Another procurement package is under preparation to cover the rehabilitation of Toktogul HPP switchyard.

Under Lot 1, underwater inspection was

performed in June 2015, Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) was delivered in July 2015, and Final report was submitted in November 2015. Under Lot 2, transformers' design approval is expected by end of Oct 2016, manufacturing of main transformer for Unit 1 by end-Dec 2016, delivery of Unit 1 by March 2017, and installation of main transformer for Unit 1 by August 2017. Main transformer for Unit 2 manufacturing is expected by April 2017 and delivery by July 2017. Under Lot 3, HV cable designs have been approved, manufacturing by Dec 2016, and delivery is expected by March 2017.

KESC Consultant recruitment is delayed due to change in executing agency following government reorganizations in Nov 2015 and July 2016. A change in implementation from MOEI to MOE took effect in May 2016, while another change in implementation from MOE to SCIESU took effect in October 2016.

Public Information program Consultant is recruited in June 2014. A public information program was carried out and completed in Aug 2015.

The contract for dam safety assessment was awarded to Temelsu International in June 2014. Draft inspection reports for Kurpsai and Toktogul dams and hydropower plants (HPPs) were submitted in July 2015 while those for Tashkumyr, Shamaldy Sai and Uch-Kurgan dams and HPPs were submitted in November 2015. Periodic inspection reports for Uch Kurgan and integrity checks for Naryn Cascade were submitted in August 2016. A study on current technical condition of Uch-Kurgan HPS dam bridge was submitted in Oct 2016. Draft Final Report was submitted and presented by the Consultant in Nov 2016.

Geographical Location national - targeted HPPs include Toktogul HPP, Shamaldy-Sai HPP, and Uch-Kurgan HPP.

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects IEE has been disclosed. The IEE is currently being updated.
Involuntary Resettlement No involuntary resettlement and land acquisition envisaged.
Indigenous Peoples No indigenous people identified.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design A public meeting was held with key stakeholders in the government, private sector, and civil society including the vice mayor and chairman of town council, and the head and specialist of different organizations and enterprises of Kara-kul town, to discuss the following issues: (i) consumers' electricity related issues (ii) the influence of these issues on their daily lives, and (iii) the reaction of the population to forthcoming hydroelectric power plant rehabilitation.
During Project Implementation To increase public awareness about the Project, a communication plan is currently being developed. The communication program is intended to cover (i) information dissemination on the power sector reforms of the government and (ii) inform the public on the benefits of an effective tariff policy and efficient energy usage.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services

Project Implementation Consultant (PIC) is engaged effective March 2013. The Consultant will: (i) review conceptual design and bidding documents; (ii) assist EPP in the recruitment of an engineering contractors in accordance to ADB's Procurement Guidelines; (iii) develop and implement comprehensive project management plans to ensure the most efficient, timely, and economical implementation of the project; (iv) supervise the engineering contractors for supply, installation, commissioning and testing of equipments, and (v) supervise the installation of equipment by EPP.

Dam Safety Assessment Consultant is engaged in June 2014 following QCBS method with a standard quality: cost ratio of 90:10. The Consultant will carry-out an assessment of the condition of all five hydropower plants and appurtenant structures and dams of the Naryn Casacade, as well as make proposals for enhancing safety of the plants by giving recommendations for improving maintenance or for making repair works or remedial measures to be adopted by EPP. The scope of work includes (i) data collection and review, (ii) annual inspection of dam safety, (iii) periodical assessment of dam safety, and (iv) structural integrity checks.

Operator for establishment KESC and Public Information Program. Estimated 78 person-months (international and national) of consulting services are required to develop and establish a KESC and design a Public Information Program to increase public awareness on: (i) the benefits and functions of AMDA and KESC; (ii) the success of power sector metering project and management reform in Georgia, and (iii) the benefits of an effective tariff policy . ADB Loan 2671/Grant 0218 will design the establishment of KESC The international operators shall operate the center for 24 months and recruit and train national staffs who will continue the operations thereafter. Consulting firm will be engaged by MOE using QCBS method with a standard quality: cost ratio of 90:10.

Consultants are and will be recruited according to ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants.

Procurement For Toktogul HPP Rehabilitation, EPC contractors for three (3) lots comprising of (i) electrical equipment, (ii) high voltage cables, and (iii) underwater inspection for the rehabilitation of Toktogul HEPP were procured following procedures under international competitive bidding for single-stage single-envelope. ADB's standard bidding documents (SBD) for Plant Design, Supply and Install were used. Contract for Lot 1-Underwater Inspection was awarded in May 2015 while those of Lot 2-Electrical Equipment and Lot 3-HV Cable were awarded on 21 Dec 2015 and 12 Oct 2015, respectively.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Wolf, Megan
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
OJSC Electric Power Plants
326 Jibek Jolu Prospect,
Bishkek
Kyrgyz Republic
State Committee for Industry, Energy and Subsoil Use of the Kyrgyz Republic
[email protected]
Erkindik Avenue,
2 Bishkek, 720740

Timetable

Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 30 Mar 2017

Grant 0294-KGZ

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
11 Jun 2012 12 Sep 2012 14 Dec 2012 30 Jun 2017 30 Jun 2019 -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 47.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 40.00 11 Jun 2012 23.80 0.00 60%
Counterpart 7.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 11 Jun 2012 10.10 0.00 25%

Loan 2869-KGZ

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
11 Jun 2012 12 Sep 2012 14 Dec 2012 30 Jun 2017 30 Jun 2019 -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 15.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 15.00 11 Jun 2012 9.38 0.00 70%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 11 Jun 2012 3.77 0.00 28%

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Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Loan/Grant Nos. 2869/0294-KGZ: Power Sector Rehabilitation Project [ADB-L2869/G0294--KGZ/ICB-1/2017] Invitation for Bids Active 23 Jun 2017 15 Aug 2017

Contracts Awarded

No contracts awarded for this project were found

Procurement Plan