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Cablegate: Btio T/0005 Amendments - Coal Power

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UNCLAS COLOMBO 000266

SIPDIS

USDOC FOR 4530/MAC/ANESA/OSA
EMBASSIES FOR FCS OFFICES

E.O 12958:N/A
TAGS: BTIO CE
SUBJECT: BTIO T/0005 AMENDMENTS - COAL POWER
DEVELOPMENT PROJECT


1. 542/01/T0011
2. 021803
3. WHAVERY
4. 542
5. N
6A. CONTACT
6B CHAIRMAN
6C ENERGY SUPPLY COMMITTEE, MINISTRY OF FINANCE
THE SECRETARIAT, COLOMBO 1, SRI LANKA
7 PHONE: 94-1-484534
FAX: 94-1-484802
8. 201
9. S4911.... ELECTRIC POWER, GENERATION & TRANSMISSION
S1796.... POWER GENERATING EQUIPMENT INSTALLATION
S5084.... POWER PLANT MACHINERY, EXCEPT ELECTRICAL
11. COMMENTS:


Amendments to BTIO: 542/01/T0005 - The initial
Expressions of Interest (EOI) for the coal power plant
of 900 MW (300 MW each in year 2008, 2010 and 2012) has
been amended to 300 MW On a Build, Own, Operate (BOO)
basis.

OTHER AMENDMENTS:

(1) No option for alternative fuel. Coal shall be the
only fuel option.
(2) The optimum location will be identified and
specified by the Energy Supply Committee.
(3) No bid security would be required at the stage of
pre-qualification, however an undertaking to this effect
would be a requirement.
(4) Interested parties should submit pre qualification
application by July 31, 2003.
(5) Documents containing the agreements and the security
package will be issued to all pre-qualified parties.
(6) A letter of Intent (LOI) will be issued only to
selected developer.
(7) Developer shall bear all costs associated with the
preparation and delivery of its proposal and the Energy
Supply Committee shall in no case be responsible or
liable for those costs.
(8) All rights in respect of this project shall be
retained by the Energy Supply Committee, whose decision
shall be final.

Interested parties and those who have already submitted
expressions of interest are requested to submit an
application for pre-qualification by obtaining a copy of
the pre-qualification document once announced.

REMARKS: The U.S. Embassy would appreciate receiving
notification of U.S. firms' interest, which can be sent
to:
Commercial Attach
U.S. Embassy
210 Galle Road, P.O. Box 106
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Phone: 94-1-448007
Fax: 94-1-437345
E-mail: manlowetl@state.gov
WILLS

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