The Prime Minister’s Office is pursuing the establishment of a national control center to facilitate a comprehensive overhaul of the country’s energy infrastructure, particularly in support of the Gas-to-Energy initiative. In its pursuit, the office has released a public Request for Proposals (RFP) targeted at securing proficient contractors capable of providing top-notch Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) services.
The primary objective of these services is to actualize the construction of a cutting-edge facility, namely the Guyana National Control Centre (GNCC). This center holds paramount importance in facilitating the integration and efficient dispatch of power from the new 300 MW combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power plant. Additionally, it will equip the Guyana Power and Light (GPL), the nation’s electricity provider, with the requisite tools to effectively monitor, manage, and oversee the newly revamped power infrastructure.
Last December, the government signed a US$759M contract with CH4-Lindsayca to build two Natural Gas Plants at Wales. Under the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract, CH4-Lindsayca is responsible for the design, procurement and construction of the plants.
Kalpataru Projects International Limited (KPIL), an Indian company, was also awarded a substantial contract to the tune of $159 million to develop the vital transmission lines and substations integral to the project.
Engineers India Limited will supervise the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) of the onshore plant facility.
The scope of work delineated in the Prime Minister’s RFP for the control center spans all EPC activities essential to the completion of the GNCC Building, including the installation of all requisite systems. This entails the contractor’s overarching responsibility for the design, procurement, construction, commissioning, and ongoing maintenance of the building to meet predefined performance and functional standards.
Noteworthy among the project’s requisites is the provision and installation of a comprehensive diesel-fired generator set designed for continuous operation. The generator set must be ISO-rated at 125% of the GNCC Building’s design load capacity. Furthermore, the proposal mandates the incorporation of an adequately sized building to house the generator unit, along with an ISO-rated fuel tank designed to ensure 24-hour autonomy.
The pipeline will be connected to the Liza Phase One and Two Projects, allowing for the transfer of 50 million cubic feet of gas to the onshore facility at the Wales Development Site.
In addition, the project is expected to increase the competitiveness of other industries while reducing the nation’s reliance on heavy fossil fuels.