Malaysia re-launches waste-to-energy PPP

The government of Malaysia is inviting bidders for Kuala Lumpur’s Kepong project, the incinerator of which is said to be budgeted at $190m.

The Malaysian government has launched a new tender inviting international bidders to participate in its waste-to-energy public-private partnership (PPP) project at the Kepong Solid Waste Transfer Station in the capital city.

The waste treatment facility is expected to provide services for the processing of 1,000 tonnes solid waste per day with energy recovery.

The government is open to expressions of interest from consortia comprising of technology providers, civil engineering contractors, and waste management companies.

The project size was not specified in the announcement, but the proposed incinerator is expected to cost about MYR800 million (€168 million; $190 million) to build, according to press reports on the previous proposal. It is understood that the latter was cancelled earlier this year.

The service provider will be appointed under a single-stage procurement process involving a Qualification Response and Solution. The qualification criteria, together with price and quality selection criteria for choice of provider, are set out in the Invitation to Tender (ITT) document.

The ITT is offered to companies registered in Malaysia or a joint-venture/consortium with at least one local incorporated company.

The concession company will be required to have at least 51 percent of its shareholdings held by Malaysian controlled entities. Companies or consortium members are expected to have the necessary experience and financial sanding to bid under the terms of conditions of the ITT.

Interested parties can purchase the ITT document on the government portal on or before 5pm, October 22, 2015.

The government has set the closing date for making submission by January 28 next year, with the concessionaire expected to be appointed by June 2016.