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    Sunday, September 28, 2008

    WMD IN KURDISTAN

    Could it be the Kurds have finally had enough of their land being the place where the world comes to fight for oil?

    The Kurdistan Regional Government is inviting bids for the opportunity to do a study on the feasibility of building wind energy installations in the 3 Kurdish provinces.

    The Kurds are sophisticated people, knowledgeable in the ways of the energy world and anxious to go to work build a better tomorrow.

    They are also sharp businesspeople. From the announcement of bidding for the feasibility study: “All bids must be accompanied by a bid security of 100,000,000 (one hundred million) Iraqi Dinars [$84,206] or an equivalent amount in a freely convertible currency consigned in any official bank in the Kurdistan Region.”

    For Iraq and the region, it would be a new kind of WMD: Wind as a Major Development.


    More information is at: The Kurdistan Region: Invest in the Future

    The KRG, north of Baghdad, is rich in energy resources. (click to enlarge)

    Invitation to tender: Wind energy detailed feasibility study in Erbil, Dohuk & Suleimaniah governorates

    WHO
    The Kurdistan Regional Government(KRG)/Iraq Ministry of Electricity

    WHAT
    The KRG wants to have a detailed feasibility study done on the potential for development of wind energy in Kurdistan.

    click to enlarge

    WHEN
    - English-language bidding documents for an application to do the wind energy feasibility study became available 20 September 2008.
    - Bids for the opportunity to do the wind energy feasibility study must be delivered no later than 12pm, 20 October 2008.
    - Bids will be opened at 12:05pm on the deadline date.

    WHERE
    - Feasibility studies will be for the 3 governorates that make up the Kurdistan region of Iraq.
    - Obtain English-language bidding documents from:
    Ministry of Electricity
    Kurdistan Regional Government
    General Directorate of the Diwan, Commercial Department
    Brayaty, 60 Meter Street
    Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq.
    - Bids will be opened at the Ministry of Electricity.

    WHY
    - The plan: (1) Identify sites; (2) Collect/analyse wind data; (3) Designate the appropriate parameters for a wind installation at each selected site; (4) Complete a detailed feasibility report for each installation/site.
    - Bidders for the opportunity to do the feasibility study are required to have experience in wind energy and to have done at least 3 previous detailed wind energy feasibility studies.
    - English-language bidding documents cost a (non-refundable) payment of payment of 500,000 Iraqi Dinars ($425) in any convertible currency. The documents can be delivered by international courier for an additional $100 fee.
    - Late bids will be rejected.
    - Bidders’ representatives are invited to attend the opening of bids at the announced time and place.

    click to enlarge

    QUOTES
    - From the announcement of bidding for the feasibility study: “The method of payment will be by cash to the KRG Ministry of Electricity Accounts Department.”
    - Inquiries:
    Attention Mr Hama Amin Hawramany
    Ministry of Electricity
    Kurdistan Regional Government
    Directorate of Hydropower & Renewable Energy
    E-mail: hawramany1@yahoo.com
    Tel: + 964 (0)750 445 0665

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