Pre-qualification tender for feasibility study on import of LNG
30 July 2004
In Singapore, electricity will increasingly be generated from gas-fired combined cycle power plants, as these are more efficient than oil-fired steam plants.
In Singapore, electricity will increasingly be generated from gas-fired combined cycle power plants, as these are more efficient than oil-fired steam plants. Today, about 60% of Singapore's electricity demand is generated from natural gas. Currently, 150 million standard cubic feet per day (mmscfd) of natural gas from Malaysia, 325 mmscfd from West Natuna and 350 mmscfd from South Sumatra is contracted to Singapore via pipeline to meet our gas demand.
To further diversify our sources of natural gas, Energy Market Authority (EMA) will be conducting a feasibility study on the import of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) to Singapore. The study will evaluate the business, financial and technical aspects of LNG import and recommend the most efficient and cost effective method. The study will also identify suitable site(s) for the LNG terminal. The study is expected to be completed within 12 months. A LNG terminal which is required for the import of LNG would take 67 years to build.
The tender for the study is organised in two stages viz Pre-Qualification Tender stage and Tender stage. The submission period for each stage is expected to last 4 weeks. The result of the tender is expected to be announced in the 4th quarter of 2004.
The EMA invites firms to submit their applications for Pre-Qualification Tender to carry out a Feasibility Study on Import of Liquefied Natural Gas. The Pre-Qualification Tender will identify firms which have the capability and experience to carry out the study. The criteria for qualification are spelt out in the Pre-Qualification Tender Document. Firms which are shortlisted in the Pre-Qualification stage would be invited to submit their tender proposals at the next stage.
The Pre-Qualification Tender Document is available on both EMA's website; and the Government's procurement portal, GeBIZ, starting 30 July 2004, Friday, 9:00am.
Closing date for submission of application for Pre-Qualification Tender is 27 August 2004, Friday, 11:00am.