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Moranbah North Waste Coal Mine Gas (WCMG) Power Project

1. General Project Details

Company name: Energy Developments Limited (EDL)

Description of the project: This project is for an 18 MW expansion of the Moranbah North WCMG Power Project in Qld. The project involves design, engineering and construction works to integrate the expansion into the existing infrastructure. Opportunities for Australian industry are expected in the design, civil work and construction of the project. EDL has adopted an outsourced EPC model of delivery and will use an Australian EPC contractor.

Project location: Moranbah, Queensland

Link to project information: www.energydevelopments.com.au 

Project contact for procurement information (name, phone and email): Dean Brown, Project Manager, (07) 3275 5630, dean.brown@edl.com.au 

2. Opportunities for Australian industry involvement

List of goods and services to be procured for the project and the expected opportunity for industry participation Australia
Yes/no
Overseas
Yes/no
Design of power station expansion including switchboard design and controls design (no switchyard work) and possible electrical line work Yes No
Civil work including earthmoving, foundations, steel framework and overhead access Yes No
Procurement of engines and switchboard for expansion No Yes
Procurement of balance of plant including enclosures, mufflers, steel framework, pipework, radiators and electrical cable Yes No
Construction of power station expansion Yes No

Disclaimer: The information provided in the table above is based on an initial assessment by the company. Any questions or issues should be raised with the project contact.

3. Communication Strategy

  • Australian Industry Media – EDL will request its EPC contractor to utilise relevant Australian industry media, particularly the Australian and local Central Qld newspapers, to offer project opportunities and communicate the types of RFTs that are expected to arise for the project.
  • Industry Associations – EDL will encourage the EPC contractor to utilise the services of Enterprise Connect, AusIndustry and the Industry Capability Network to communicate project opportunities to Australian suppliers.  The EPC Contractor will also be encouraged to identify any relevant industry associations, industry publications, tendering portals or equivalent for the purpose of advertising project opportunities and communicating the types of RFTs that are expected to arise for the project.
  • Registering Interest – The EPC contractor will be encouraged to allow interested suppliers to register their interest on its website, including the type of goods and/or services the potential supplier is capable of supplying.
  • Supplier Briefing – EDL will encourage its EPC contractor to hold supplier briefings in local communities (Bowen Basin to Mackay) to promote the project, communicate project opportunities, and provide detail on how potential suppliers can register their interest. 

4. Opportunities through all tiers of supply and in all stages of the project

  • Australian and International Standards – Australian standards will be used for this project.
  • Selecting the EPC Contractor – EDL will select the EPC contractor using an evaluation matrix that will include criteria such as experience, available resources, track record, technical capability, delivery time and cost.
  • Supplier Assessment Process – EDL will encourage its EPC contractor to assess potential suppliers in accordance with the actions set out in this AIP Plan. EDL expects the EPC contractor to request sub-contractors also apply the principles of this AIP Plan.
  • AIP Obligations – the EPC contractor will be expected to provide full, fair and reasonable opportunities for Australian industry to supply goods and services for this project.
  • RFT Response Templates – EDL will encourage its EPC contractors to structure tenders to ensure Australian industry are provided with the same opportunities to participate in the project as existing or global supply chain partners by making tender documents available to all possible suppliers at the same time, allowing equal and reasonable time frames for Australian and overseas industry to respond to tenders, structuring tenders for Australian and overseas industry on the same basis, and keeping the cost of tendering as low as possible and in line with Australian industry norms. 

5. Opportunities for longer-term participation

  • International Opportunities – Opportunities in EDL’s global business will be communicated to the Australian project and procurement teams, who undertake to raise those opportunities with Australian suppliers.
  • Integrating into Global Supply Chains – EDL undertakes to highlight the capability of Australian suppliers to their international counterparts. Project suppliers will be advised of relevant international industry forums and conferences to increase their exposure to global suppliers.
  • Feedback – EDL will encourage its EPC contractor to provide feedback to suppliers unsuccessful in their bid to supply to the project. EDL will request this feedback address any weaknesses and recommend development activities to improve their likelihood of success in future opportunities.
  • Training and Development – EDL will review work undertaken by project suppliers to determine current capabilities and identify training and development opportunities to improve their prospect on future projects. EDL will encourage its EPC contractor to undertake a similar review.
  • Referee – EDL will encourage its EPC contractor to provide references to high performing project suppliers. 

6. Procedures and Resources

  • The EDL Manager Corporate and Commercial Affairs has overall responsibility for AIP Plan implementation.
  • EDL and its EPC contractor will utilise a project documentation system to maintain records, collect evidence and record the outcomes achieved through implementation of this AIP Plan.
  • Using the lessons learned from this project, the EDL procurement team expects to develop a formal AIP policy, which will be made publically available on the EDL website.