Tender issued for the supply of heavy duty machinery.
Tenders invited for design and construction of workshop at Al Ghabawi landfill.
Loan agreement signed.
Tender issued for specialised equipment.
New funding for Cell 5 being provided by the EBRD and the UK.
Consultants being sought for Cell 5 project.
Work to start on Cell 4.
Tenders for landfill modernisation and expansion contracts to be issued in 1Q 2017.
Solid Waste Crisis Response Programme pending final review.
EBRD loan confirmed.
Development of landfill and gas recovery facilities.
The Greater Amman Municipality (GAM) is planning to make a series of investments in its municipal infrastructure, aimed at addressing the city’s short and medium term solid waste needs. The EBRD financing package forms part of the Refugee Crisis Response Programme which will cost a total of €426.6 million. GAM, which hosts around 30% of the Syrian refugee influx in Jordan, is facing a heavy strain on its municipal infrastructure and in particular on its solid waste management system. In February 2016, the EBRD announced that the Solid Waste Crisis Response Programme (SWCRP) had passed concept review. The population of GAM is expected to more than double by 2025 due to a combination of high population growth and the rapid refugee influx. GAM now manages approximately 4,000 tonnes of solid waste a day, a 48% increase on the amounts seen in 2011.
On 9th May 2018, the EBRD announced a new financing package equivalent to JOD 22 million which will comprise an EBRD loan of JOD 11.1 million, an EBRD grant of JOD 5.3 million and a UK Department for International Development grant of £5.63 million to benefit solid waste operations in Amman and the Al Ghabawi landfill. The funds will primarily be used to purchase 75 new refuse collection vehicles and waste management machinery.
Landfill Cell 5
The first component under the SWCRP involves the construction of the 5th cell at Al Ghabawi landfill. The 4th cell at the landfill is nearing capacity, and the city requires the construction of a new cell in order to meet its waste management needs. The construction of Cell 5 will comply with the design of a non-hazardous solid waste landfill standards and regulations set at the EU as a reference regulation. These regulations follow some general and common approaches and best practice techniques for landfilling. Specifically, Directive 1999/31/CE, concerning the disposal of waste in landfill sites. The construction will consist of Cell 5 and the New Leachate Lagoons (sub-Tranche 1).
On 6th December 2016, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) issued a general procurement notice (GPN) for the proposed project (No. 47981), the GAM Solid Waste Crisis Response Programme, which has a total estimated budget of €100 million. It will require the procurement of the following goods, works and services to be undertaken at the Al Ghabawi landfill site (Procurement ref: 8482-GPN-47981):
Landfill modernisation and expansion, including construction of Cell No. 5, gas management and generation facilities, including a leachate treatment plant.
The GPN closes on 6th December 2017.
On 9th May 2017, the EBRD issued an invitation for expressions of interest from consultants to support the implementation of the project through the provision of project management support and works supervision, from July 2017 for a period of up to two years. Expressions of interest must be received by 30th May. Interested parties should contact James Yoo at the EBRD.
On 11th July 2017, the EBRD announced that it has signed an agreement to provide a JOD 3.25 million loan to GAM to finance the construction of Cell 5. The loan is part of the uncommitted second tranche of a €50 million loan to GAM, approved in 2016 to finance improvements in solid waste management and infrastructure. A £4.25 million investment grant provided by the UK's Department for International Development (DFID) will co-finance the EBRD’s loan. The €50 million loan in its entirety is expected to be co-financed by several donors including DFID, the EU and USAID.
Landfill Gas Collection - Cells 1 & 3
Previously, the EBRD provided a loan of US$13 million to GAM towards the construction of a landfill gas recovery plant at the Al Ghabawi landfill site under a design, build and operate (DBO) contract. This was co-financed with a US$5 million grant from the Bank’s Green Energy Special Fund (GESF). The main donor to the GESF is the Taiwanese International Cooperation and Development Fund (TaiwanICDF). The landfill gas produced will be used to generate electricity for delivery to the national grid, replacing electricity produced by grid-connected power plants that previously used heavy fuel oil. The proceeds financed the landfill gas collection systems on the existing covered-up Cells 1 and 3 and the provision of the gas generators for electricity production.
Technical co-operation (TC) activities for a feasibility study and environmental and social due diligence were financially supported by the European Union through its Neighbourhood Investment Facility. The government of Austria is providing further resources to ensure appropriate supervision of engineering and to support project implementation. Finally, the project will also benefit from TC for the divestment of solid waste services, for corporate development and for assistance with governance, as well as to oversee the preparation of a livelihood restoration plan.
Environmental and Social Due Diligence (ESDD) was carried out by external independent consultants, alongside the project’s technical feasibility study, and included identification of the existing and project/priority investment programme-related environmental and social impacts and risks, assessment of project compliance, preparation of a Stakeholder Engagement Plan (SEP), Environmental and Social Action Plan (ESAP) and a Non-Technical Summary (NTS). The ESDD identified whether any additional E&S studies would be required to meet EBRD requirements. The ESDD included an assessment of methane capture volumes from the landfill cells planned for landfill gas extraction to assess the project’s contribution to greenhouse gas emissions reduction and its energy generation capabilities. Landfill leachate collection and treatment arrangements to prevent potential groundwater and soil contamination were reviewed to ensure compliance with EBRD requirements. Potential environmental and social risks associated with the operation of the existing landfill cells and with the quality of the environmental, health, safety, social and labour (EHSSL) procedures and management systems were also reviewed during the ESDD.
Landfill Gas Collection - Cell 4
On 1st April 2017, The Jordan Times revealed that the third phase of the Al Ghabawi landfill is to start soon, involving the installation of plant for the generation of 4.8 MW/hour of electricity from landfill gas produced in Cell 4. The cell is expected to be completed in early 2018.
Procurement of Specialised Equipment
On 4th July 2017, GAM invited sealed tenders (Procurement ref: 8751-IFT-47981) from suppliers for the following contracts to be funded from part of the proceeds of the grant:
Lot 1 Refuse collection vehicles
Lot 2 Dump trucks
Lot 3 Roll on Roll off truck
Lot 4 Skip loader
Lot 5 Bus
Lot 6 Water tanker
Lot 7 Wheeled loader
The closing date for bids was 21st August 2017.
Workshop Design and Construction
On 23rd October 2017, GAM invited tenders for the design and construction of a workshop to carry out maintenance of specialised equipment for waste management including, but not limited to, refuse collection vehicles, dump trucks, roll on/roll off trucks, skip loaders, buses, water tankers, wheeled loaders, waste compactors and excavators. The workshop will be located at the Al Ghabawi landfill. Tenders closed on 11th December 2017.
Procurement of Heavy Duty Machinery
On 3rd May 2018, GAM invited sealed tenders (GAM Tender No: 75/ 1 / 2018) from suppliers for the supply of heavy duty machinery as follows:
Lot No.1. Supply of (17) Wheel Loaders (Medium Size), (3) Wheel Loaders (Large Size) (1) Backhoe Loader (4 W.D.) and (2) Wheel Mini (Skid Steer) Loaders with maintenance for first two years of operation;
Lot No.2. Supply of (3) Dozer Shovels, (3) Track Type Dozers, (2) Track Type and (2) Wheel Type Excavators with maintenance for first two years of operation;
Lot No.3. Supply of (1) Sweeper with maintenance for first two years of operation.
Interested suppliers should contact the Tendering and Procurement Directorate. Tenders close on 25th June 2018.
Procurement of Specialised Equipment
On 9th May 2018, GAM invited sealed tenders (Procurement Ref: 9085-IFT-47981) for the supply of workshop equipment as follows:
Stationary air compressor;
3 phase welding machine;
50 tonne hydraulic bottle jack;
10 tonne hydraulic garage jack;
20 tonne ratchet steel jack;
12 tonne stand;
2 tonne hydraulic garage crane;
1 tonne transmission jack;
PM tools (filter change tools, oil drain tools, greasing pump, washing area, pressure and steam washer, mobile steam washer);
Indoor stationary disassembly and assembly benches equipped with vice grips;
Shelves for storage of spare parts;
Pairs of lift stands;
Kidney loop filtration system;
Interested suppliers should contact the Tendering and Procurement Directorate. Tenders close on 2nd July 2018.
Also issued on 9th May, (Procurement Ref: 9086-IFT-47981) was a tender for the supply of dump trucks and a bus. This tender also closes on 2nd July 2018.