|Title:||Project Preparation of Regional Gas Transmission Efficiency Enhancement Project|
|Dates: ||April, 2019 - April, 2020|
|Partner: ||Mott Macdonald|
Uzbekistan government formulated its vision for the country, _Uzbekistan 2030_ with the aim of overcoming social and economic challenges. The government recognizes the strong link between energy and economic growth, and the urgency to sustain gas supply modernizing transmission infrastructure. In its vision of _Uzbekistan 2030_, the government is committed to promote resource-efficient growth model through (i) institutional and governance reforms in the energy sector with potential unbundling of upstream, mid-stream and downstream functions; (ii) rationalized and cost reflective pricing for energy resources (gas and electricity). Historically, ADB''''''''s support for the energy sector in Uzbekistan largely focused on electricity (generation, transmission and distribution). This project will be ADB''''''''s first sovereign investment in Uzbekistan specifically targeting energy efficiency through gas transmission modernization measures. The proposed project forms an essential part of Uzbekistan gas sector development plan and consistent with ADB''''''''s Strategy 2030.
The proposed project will address three key areas in the gas sector: (i) Uzbekistan gas transmission network upgraded; (ii) Uzbekneftegaz O&M practice enhanced; and (iii) Uzbekneftegaz corporate management strengthened. These outputs will result in the following outcome: Uzbekistan gas export transmission improved. The project is aligned with the following impact: reliability of gas transmission infrastructure strengthened.
- Initial Data Review:High-level desktop review of the status of the Regional Gas Transmission Efficiency Enhancement project as well as documents and reports provided
Pipeline and Compressor Review: Based upon the technical review, we will set up a hydraulic model of the pipeline and compressor systems using the commercial Pipeline Studio software package to analyse the capacity of the system and hence identify any potential bottleneck areas
Environmental Review: The consultant will collect baseline data describing the existing biophysical environment in the area likely to be affected by the proposed project
Assessing Impacts and Mitigation:Internationally accepted best practice will be used throughout the EIA study, including in the process of identifying impacts and assessing their significance. This may include numerical modeling of noise, vibration and air quality to assist in predicting impacts and planning mitigation in these fields
Analysis of Alternatives: The EIA will examine alternatives to the project''''''''s location, technology, design and operation and their potential environmental and social impacts and document the rationale for selecting the particular alternative proposed, including the no project alternative
Conduct out a market assessment:We will assess risks associated with PPP which will include: i) construction costs, ii) operating and demand risks, iii) force majeure and changes in law, iv) political and regulatory risks, v) environmental and social risks, vi) tenor and refinancing risks, and vii) currency and interest rate risks
Once the project is established as viable, we will carry out a market assessment
Reporting:For the assignment, the Consultant will prepare all the required reports such as Inception Report
Technical specifications for bidding documents, Government''''''''s Feasibility Study IEE/EIA (draft and final) reports etc.