District heating rehabilitation project - 18.06.2011


District heating rehabilitation project

The Kozloduy International Decommissioning Support Fund (KIDSF), administered by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), was established in 2001 for the support of the decommissioning of Units 1-4 of the Kozloduy Nuclear Power Plant. One of the purposes of this Fund is to finance or co-finance preparation and implementation of selected projects that aim the necessary restructuring, upgrading and modernization in various Bulgarian industry sectors consequential to final shutdown of Units 1-4 of the Kozloduy Nuclear Power Plant.
Toplofikacia Sofia EAD, the single owned stock district heating company serving the city of Sofia has carried out the rehabilitation of the centralized district heating system in the city. The District Heating Rehabilitation Project comprised the modernization of district heating substations, replacement of pipelines, compensators, valves, thermal insulation of over-ground pipelines, conversion to variable flow of the Sofia district heating network.
Toplofikacia Sofia EAD intends to use grant funds of KIDSF for the supply of pre-insulated pipes and elements – for the rehabilitation of district heating network.
Tendering for the contract for the supply of pre-insulated pipes and elements is expected to begin in September 2011.
The budget for the project, subject of this GPN is about EUR 1.8 million.
Procurement will be carried out in accordance with the Bank’s Procurement Policies and Rules with the exception of country eligibility restrictions defined within the KIDSF rules and will be open to tenderers from the following eligible countries as of 1 June 2011: the EU member states, Switzerland and the Bank’s countries of operation.

Potential tenderers interested in the project should contact in writing:

“Toplofikacia Sofia” EAD
Mrs. Anastasiya Markova
PIU Manager
23 Jastrebetz St., 1680 Sofia, Bulgaria
Tel: +359 2 8593171
Fax: +359 2 8599124
E-mail: amarkova@toplo.bg