Turkish Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources (MENR) published the
invitation of tender competition for Wind Energy Renewable Resource
Power Plant (YEKA in Turkish) on April 13, in the Official
Gazette and announced it to the public as well as to the all
interested parties. Applications for the tender will be made to
the Directorate General of Renewable Energy of the MENR by July 27,
2017 at 12:00.
the early application phase, a firm but temporary guarantee letter
for one year which would be in full or partly cashable, at non-limit
10 (ten million US Dollars) will be submitted to the tendering institution.
initial ceiling bid price of the contest will be 7.00 US cents
/ kWh, the electricity purchase period will be 15 years. Winner will
receive the land, make the investment, install the wind power plant
and sell the electricity to the vendor institution for 15 years at a
Partnerships or Consortiums which are established by the legal entity
or by more than one legal entity may apply.
order to participate in the competition, the competitor must submit a
work experience list of completion certificate showing the Wind
Turbine generation with a total power of at least 2,000 (two
thousand) MWe from 01/01/2014 until 31/12/2016 of the Technology
you know how many manufacturers have installed 2000 MWe RES all over
the world in the last two years? Let us declare here the names of the
top 10-largest producers for you and their market share in the world
(2015) in a range from small to large,
Yang, China, 3.7%
Power, China, 3.9%
Group, India 6.3%
it was not yet the last definitive official specification, so
tentative draft tenders for 1000- Mwe wind plants were shared
with interested parties as "top secret". By way of example,
independent private persons can prepare such draft documents.
well-known senior manager in a well known Turkish-foreign joint
venture company, experienced master engineer brother, one day
said to me, "If you start working after the tender documents
have been sold out, you can not win that tender for sure."
time I saw how accurate this recommendation was. You will be involved
in the preparation of the tender specifications. The sales people
should help the buyer. If you receive a request for help, you
will answer immediately, you will help, you will be supportive. Most
purchasers do not have enough experience nor enough time to get the
necessary technical and commercial documents.
ask for help from market vendors to prepare the tender documents.
Vendors even prepare them directly. You have to be involved in
helping to prepare the tender documents. In the meantime you will
take your position. You will be looking for a local-foreign partner.
will need English draft specifications for these tenders. You should
prepare the draft if it is in the short notice, or sit down and write
yourself. Tender documents are similar to each other. International
tender specifications have standard items. It never changes. If you
know the capacity, location, fuel specs, you can always write draft
contract specifications by yourself.
you get out in international markets with this draft
specification. You can sign cooperation agreements. You will save
time. The formation of a joint venture partnership requires at least
6 months. When the tender documents come out, vendor will
usually give you 90 days. Then vendor consumes at least 6-month
evaluation. No sound offer can be made within 90 days.
ago, I prepared a draft technical documents both in
Turkish-English with the demands of the Ministry's employees for
domestic coal-fired thermal power plant. I have used an outdated
technical tender specification by renewing the name capacity location
information. I have foreseen the design of the USA boiler specs so
that we can take advantage of it, I filled the necessary standards
with ASME, ASTM. Official final tender conditions were later added by
German, Russian, Japanese standards by the administration staff to
ensure tender equality.
order to be able to pre-negotiate with foreigners and prepare early
proposals, such preliminary texts are required for domestic firms.
They have no official image. There is no possibility to wait for the
final official tender specification to be announced, capacity is
known, place is known, prevailing rules are known, main text is
almost certain. For the draft Wind tender for 1000 MWe, the
solar power plant for 1000 MWe specification can be taken as basis.
The draft specification can be made ready to be prepared. Now the
final tender is already announced. So the official specification will
apply for proposal for all interested parties. For any further
information you require, please feel free to contact the authority.
comments are always welcome. Good Luck.
Direskeneli, is a graduate of METU Mechanical Engineering department
(1973). He worked in public, private enterprises, USA Turkish JV
companies (B&W, CSWI, AEP), in fabrication, basic and detail
design, marketing, sales and project management of thermal power
plants. He is currently working as freelance consultant/ energy
analyst with thermal power plants basic/ detail design software
expertise for private engineering companies, investors, universities
and research institutions. He is a member of ODTÜ Alumni and Chamber
of Turkish Mechanical Engineers Energy Working Group.
article is written for the "EurasiaReview" news web site.
22 May 2017