Call for Proposals for Bird Migration Study for Amunet Wind Farm 500 MW

Background

The Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE) is an intergovernmental organization with diplomatic status that was set up based on Cairo Declaration that was signed in June 2008 by government representatives from Arab countries.

Overview

Parts of the Gulf of Suez are well known as a bottleneck for migrating birds from Europe and western Asia, particularly the area near Gabel El-Zayt. Installing large wind farms in this region may lead to significant impacts on migrating birds posed by collisions with wind turbines or –to a lower degree – by barrier effects. In addition to this, roosting and local birds by direct habitat degradation or indirect disturbance (due to avoidance behavior of birds) might be affected by huge wind farms.

On that abovementioned background and incorporation of environmental considerations due to bird migration in an operational plan of developing multiple wind-farm projects within the Gulf of Suez, extensive monitoring on birds within Project Area  shall be conducted in spring and autumn migration seasons 2021.

RCREEE under Active Turbine Management Program (ATMP), invites eligible service providers/ consultants to submit a proposal for Bird Migration Study for Amunet Wind Farm 500 MW at Gulf of Suez in Egypt during Spring and Autumn 2021.

To mitigate environmental and biodiversity risks while harnessing the benefits of wind energy potential in Egypt, RCREEE initiated the ATMP in 2015 to determine the optimum wind turbines operations periods during the heavy bird migratory seasons. The project is launched in Egypt as the Gulf of Suez falls into one of the heaviest bird migration routes of autumn and spring seasons (Rift Valley / Red Sea flyway ). The program is divided into 3 main sub-programs; the Bird Monitoring Program, the Shutdown on Demand Program and the Fatality Monitoring Program that are pertinent for all Wind Power Plant Private Investments in the Gulf of Suez region.
More details on ATMP: https://rcreee.org/node/4300/

Relevant Documents:

 Submission Process:

  • Proposals may be submitted on or before January 19, 2021, at 4:00 PM Cairo Local Time via email, courier mail to the address below:

Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE)- Hydro Power Building (7th Floor) Block 11 - Piece 15, Melsa District Ard El Golf, Nasr City, Cairo, Egypt
F&A Dept./ Procurement Section 
[email protected]

  • Proposals must be expressed in the English Language, and valid for a minimum period of 90 days.
  • Financial proposal must be submitted in a separate file secured by password. The password will be requested from the technically succeeded firms. (updated)

For inquires:

Interested consultants can contact RCREEE for further information during working hours (09:00 -17:00) through the below channels:

Telephone: +202 2415 4755 (201)

Fax: +202 2415 4661

email: [email protected]

 

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