China, People's Republic of: Qingdao Smart Low-Carbon District Energy

Sovereign Project | 48003-001 Status: Closed

Project Details

Project Officer
Oi, Teruhisa East Asia Department Request for information
  • China, People's Republic of
  • Technical Assistance
  • Energy
Project Name Qingdao Smart Low-Carbon District Energy
Project Number 48003-001
Country China, People's Republic of
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8625-PRC: Qingdao Smart Low-Carbon District Energy
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 600,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Sector / Subsector

Energy - Conventional energy generation - Renewable energy generation - biomass and waste - Renewable energy generation - solar

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Main stakeholders of the project are Qingdao Energy Group Limited, Qingdao Municipal Development and Reform Commission, Qingdao Finance Bureau, heat sources operators, communities, and businesses in the project areas. They have been participating in the project design through consultations and series of review and approval processes. Potentially affected communities have participated in public consultations during the domestic environment impact assessment preparation and will also have an opportunity to engage in project design improvement through potential public consultation meetings and other communication channels that will be set during the project preparation stage as well as project implementation.
During Project Implementation

The environment team of the consulting firm worked with the local design institutes to finalize the EDD reports and parts of the IEE report. The technical team met with the implementing agency and local design instituate to clarify details about the FSR and compile the draft TDD report. Various organizations and institutions in Denmark and Sweden were visited by the representatives of Qingdao province in the second week of September 2015 to obtain first hand knowledge and skills on the various technologies on district heating systems in Europe.

The TA completion date was extended until 31 December 2016 to complete the capacity building and knowledge sharing activities which include (i) organizing of in-house technical training for the engineers of the implementing agencies, (ii) participation in local and international knowledge sharing events on district energy, and (iii) a study tour in Japan.

The beneficiaries of the TA attended various capacity building, project management, and knowledge sharing activities which include: (i) international best practices and latest and advance district heating technologies familiarization and study tours in Europe(Denmark, Germany, Sweden, and the United Kingdom), (ii) a study tour in Japan, (iii) district heating forum in Beijing, (iv) project management training for the line managers of the implementing agency, and (iv) solar energy utilization workshop in Qingdao, PRC.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services The TA will take a two stage approach to use consulting services efficiently. Part 1 (data gathering and preliminary assessment) will require a total of 7.5 person-months of one international and three individual national consultants while Part 2 (detailed assessment) will require a total of 6 person-months of international and 15 person-months of national consulting services through a consulting firm. Part 1 will be implemented while the selection of consulting services of Part 2 is underway. Hiring a small number of individual consultants is more appropriate for the quick mobilization of consulting service and cost-effective than firms to perform the assignment of Part 1. The information collected by the consultants of Part 1 will be carried over to the consultants of Part 2. The expected benefit of this approach may advance the loan processing schedule. As for Part 1, the three individual national consultants will be engaged by ADB in accordance with the Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time). As for Part 2, a consulting firm will be recruited by ADB in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants through quality- and cost-based selection method (with a quality-cost ratio of 90:10 due to importance of technical aspects) using simplified technical proposal.
Procurement The procurement of equipment by consultants, under the TA, will follow ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2013, 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.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Oi, Teruhisa
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, EARD
Executing Agencies
Qingdao Municipal Development & Reform Commission
Foreign Economic Relations & Trade Div
No. 11 Xiang Gang Zhong Road


Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 15 Mar 2017

TA 8625-PRC

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
04 Mar 2014 20 Mar 2014 20 Mar 2014 29 Feb 2016 31 Dec 2016 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
600,000.00 0.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 700,000.00 04 Mar 2014 516,713.86

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Title Document Type Document Date
青岛智能低碳区域能源项目 : 项目数据表 Translated PDS Mar 2015
Qingdao Smart Low-Carbon District Energy Technical Assistance Reports Mar 2014

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