Consulting Services for the Supervision of Technical document related to a a Solar Power Plant

Detailed description of the project

The Client has been prequalified by the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (“MEMR”) of the Hashemite kingdom of Jordan for the design, financing, construction, operation and maintenance of stage II of Jordan Renewable Energy  Project (“Project”) with capacity of fifty megawatts peak (50 MWp) to be installed at a suitable site in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.

The purpose of this project is to provide technical adviser services for the bidding process.

Services provided by the legal entity of the project

Site Selection Report

  •  Preliminary evaluation of the selected sites to determine the best site for a 50 MWp photovoltaic  (“PV”) and concentrated photovoltaic (“CPV”) plant. The evaluation shall be based on technical characteristics of the sites such as solar resource availability, distance form grid station/transmission line, wind, site accessibility, land type, climate conditions, probability of flash floods, etc. Technical data such as solar resource and climate data can be sourced from NASA, Metonom, HelioClim, SolarGIS, sources in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, including but not limited to metrological departments and universities etc. The aim is initial assessment of potential sites for the Project.
  • Report for ranking of selected sites by weighted scoring method for technical characteristics of sites. The report shall explain the technical reasons for selection of a particular site and its preference over other sites.

– OTS Preparation and Review of RFP

  • Preparation of Owner’s Technical Specification document for defining technical requirements of a PV  and CPV plant for contractors.
  • Detailed review of the request for proposals (the “RFP”) with comments highlighting key requirements and preparation of clarification queries (if any).

– Preparation of “RFP” Request for Proposal for Jordan 50MWp PV Project.

  • The RFP shall include technical requirements for PV module such as, but not limited to, power  tolerance, output guarantees, tests, and certifications, degradation, PID free modules, max voltage levels, scope of work, testing commissioning, etc.

– Technology Selection

  •  Performance comparison between PV and CPV technologies for the selected site. The Adviser shall assist in selecting best technology on basis of annual electricity generation, performance ratio, specific generation, area requirements and typical degradation over twenty (20) years. The Adviser shall also explain benefits and the negatives of each technology for the selected site.
  • The Adviser shall assist in PV modules and inverter selection. Evaluation shall be done on basis of performance, price, market strength and presence of supplier, performance of panels and inverters in previous projects, warranty issues, degradation in performance over twenty five (25) years, the effect of soiling and temperature (climate) in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, life of equipment, ease of replacement/upgrade, Jordanian grid requirements, etc. The Adviser shall rank PV panel and inverter suppliers for the selected site with explanation.
  • Comparison of annual energy generation figures for preferred PV panels. Optimum plant layout and arrangement of solar field to be established in initial design recommendation. Estimation of cleaning cycles and annual water requirements, degradation estimates, etc.

– Evaluation of EPC Proposal

  • Review and technical evaluation of the engineering, procurement and construction (“EPC”) proposal.

– Optimization, Design strategy and operation strategy

  • The Advisor to provide ideas for optimizing revenue and developing a design and O&M strategy
  • Capex/Opex optimization
  • Local content optimization
  • Specific capex comparisons for different location and also companies involved in Stage 1 PV in Jordan
  • Support for technical evaluation of operation and maintenance proposal
  • Comparison of generation models from the EPC contractor
  • Developing bid strategy by evaluating if extra power is paid or if recharging the plant after every five (5) years by adding new capacity will result in lowest levelised cost of electricity and maximum revenue
  • Providing bill of quantity estimates for whole plant (including but not limited to cables, civil works including foundation and buildings, mounting structures, panels, electrical equipment, and roads.
  • Technical drawings (layouts, civil, electrical)
  • Support for Lender’s Engineer discussions/clarifications.