Nigeria – Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Infrastructure Feasibility Study – RFP Issued

| Nigeria and USA

Deadline: 5:00 PM, Local (LAGOS) Time, January 11, 2013

The United States Trade and Development Agency has issued Solicitation Number: 2012-11031A on behalf of grantee Oando Gas & Power Limited, to develop a feasibility study to evaluate the technical feasibility and economic viability of deploying compressed natural gas (CNG) refueling stations around Lagos State (the “Project”) in Nigeria. Only U.S. firms and individuals may bid on this USTDA financed activity.

Oando Gas and Power is the management company for all Oando PLC’s subsidiaries operating in the gas and power space.

The feasibility study will consider the requirements and the viability of utilizing existing fuel retail outlets and constructing new CNG stations to strategically provide adequate spread and access across the state. The study will assess the requirements and develop plans for CNG infrastructure (i.e. gas supply sources, mother stations, transportation) and refueling stations (i.e. locations, gas supply, construction issues); identify and analyze policy and regulatory issues; perform an assessment of the demand for CNG from industry, electric power producers, vehicle, and other markets; and assess the economic and financial viability of the Project.

The Project will develop the CNG infrastructure off of Nigeria’s growing pipeline network. It is anticipated that the first phase of the Project will roll out approximately ten to fifteen CNG daughter stations within the Lagos metropolitan region, which will be supplied with CNG by the mother station which is currently under construction by the Grantee. The second phase of the Project will likely implement an additional mother station with its own respective daughter stations in order to provide an adequate spread of refueling locations and access to CNG across Lagos State. In addition to the mother-daughter stations, it is estimated that at least ten CNG retrofit and CNG vehicle maintenance and repair facilities will need to be established throughout the state. The establishment of this CNG infrastructure will facilitate the development of multiple industries, likely including small scale captive electric power generation and industrial processing using CNG as feedstock or fuel.

The U.S. firm selected will be paid in U.S. dollars from a $494,000 grant to the Grantee from the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA).

A detailed Request for Proposals (RFP), which includes requirements for the Proposal, the Terms of Reference, and portions of a background desk study report are available from USTDA, at 1000 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1600, Arlington, VA 22209-3901. To request the RFP in PDF format, please go to:

POC: Anthony O’Tapi, USTDA, 1000 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1600, Arlington, VA 22209-3901
Tel: (703) 875-4357; Fax: (703) 875-4009

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