EIA for heat generation plant for steam, Bulgaria, (Deadline: 5 August 2011)

20 June 2011

After the shutdown of Units 1 to 4 of the Kozloduy Nuclear Power Plant, a replacement source of steam for the Plant and the Kozloduy town is needed as a contingency. The steam is necessary for the generation of heating water to ensure acceptable winter conditions at the Kozloduy NPP and to prevent the district heating system of the town of Kozloduy from freezing in the event of Units 5 and 6 are simultaneously shutdown.

Project name: Environmental Impact Assessment for the Heat Generation Plant for Steam

Country: Bulgaria

Business Sector: Nuclear Safety

Project ID: 17149

Funding source: KIDSF

Type of contract: Consultancy Services

Type of notice: Invitation for Expressions of Interest

Closing date: 05 August 2011 at 15:00, Kozloduy time

Environmental Impact Assessment for the Heat Generation Plant for Steam

Assignment: Six (6) units have been installed on Kozloduy NPP Site; four (4) units type WWER 440 and two (2) units type WWER 1000.

The WWER 440 units are no longer in operation; units 1 and 2 were shut down at the end of 2002, and units 3 and 4 at the end of 2006. Currently, these four (4) units are under decommissioning and being prepared for dismantling. The works, goods and services required by the decommissioning and dismantling operations are financed by the Kozloduy International Decommissioning Support Fund (KIDSF), which is managed and administrated by European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).

The procurement of these works, goods and services are projects which are managed by a Project Management Unit (PMU).

After the shutdown of Units 1 to 4 of the Kozloduy Nuclear Power Plant, a replacement source of steam for the Plant and the Kozloduy town is needed as a contingency. The steam is necessary for the generation of heating water to ensure acceptable winter conditions at the Kozloduy NPP and to prevent the district heating system of the town of Kozloduy from freezing in the event of Units 5 and 6 are simultaneously shutdown; in addition, a secondary steam supply system is necessary for the Plant to operate several auxiliary systems (liquid radioactive waste treatment, demineralised water production, etc...). Previously, with four or more units available, such contingency was not needed.

If Units 5 and 6 are simultaneously shutdown, this heat generation plant will ensure the supply of steam to:

• KNPP for distribution to key consumers

• KNPP central heating water system

• KNPP for distribution of heating water to the District heating network of the town of Kozloduy to prevent it from freezing

The contingency source of power will be a heat generation plant for steam; its thermal power will be 110 MW (generated steam rate of 204t/h, operational pressure 1.2MPa and operational temperature 190 degrees Celsius); it will be operated with natural gas with diesel fuel (gas oil) as back up fuel

For such a facility, the Bulgarian legislation requires an Environmental Impact Assessment and Public Consultation.

The assignment has to be carried out in compliance with the relevant environmental standards and regulations of Bulgaria and in compliance with the EBRD's Environmental and Public Information Policies. This invitation for expressions of interest relates to the development of this EIA and the associated public consultation.

Assignment Start Date and Duration: Anticipated start date is August 2012 for a duration of approximately 12 months

Consultant Profile: Corporate services are required.

The Consultant should have relevant experience in all areas needed for the performance of the assignment as described above. The Consultant will be specifically responsible for the selection of the team of qualified experts for the EIA as well as for the quality of the EIA. These experts shall:

• Have a university education to "Masters" level;

• Have very good knowledge on the requirements of the Bulgarian and European normative documents related to the environment

• Have no personal interest in the realization of the investment proposal, as this is defined in Article 11, paragraph (3) of the Ordinance for the Conditions and the Order for Implementing Environmental Impact Assessment (Bulgarian State Gazette 25/18.03.2003, version currently in force.

Status: Interested firms are hereby invited to submit Expressions of Interest.

In order to determine the capability and experience of consulting firms seeking to be short-listed, the information submitted should include the following:

• company profile (turnover and history of litigation for the previous five years), backup capacity;

• details of experience in similar assignments for the previous five years, including their locations (experience in Bulgaria or other Eastern European countries will be a benefit);

• CVs of staff, which could be available to work on the project.

The following specific expertises are required:

EIA Development, Thermal Heat Generation Plant operation/design, Industrial, Fire, Environmental Hazards. The CVs shall mention the general experience and the specific professional expertise. Experience in the region and knowledge of Bulgarian language and system will be an advantage.

The above information should not exceed 15 pages excluding CVs.

Six copies of the above information, in English, should be submitted to KPMU in a sealed envelope marked "Expression of Interest for EIA, project code HEA", to reach the KPMU not later than 15:00 Bulgarian time on 05th August 2011.

In addition, a copy is required by email to kpmu@npp.bg

Following this Invitation for Expression of Interest, a shortlist of qualified firms will be formally invited to submit proposals.

Interested parties should contact:

John Bourke, Kozloduy NPP, Kozloduy Project Management Unit (KPMU), 3321Kozloduy, Bulgaria. Tel: + 359 973 7 64 22. Fax: + 359 973 7 45 08. E-Mail: kpmu@npp.bg



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