Engineering Project Management Advisory For Arabian Bemco
Arabian BEMCO Contracting Co. Ltd. was serving as the EPC Contractor for the construction of a greenfield, gas-fired, simple cycle power plant in Marib, Yemen. The Public Electricity Corporation of Yemen was the project’s sponsor. Empresarios Agrupados Internacional S.A. was hired by Arabian BEMCO to prepare detailed engineering drawings for the design of the plant. Arabian BEMCO engaged K&M as an engineering project manager for the detailed design work, which was being performed off-site in Beirut, Lebanon. K&M provided expert advisory services to Arabian BEMCO for the organization and work flow management of the detailed design process in Lebanon. K&M’s project manager was deployed for three months to Beirut to assist Arabian BEMCO with establishing all necessary project management, monitoring, scheduling, and reporting processes to ensure the timely and high-quality execution of engineering services for the project.
K&M was engaged by the Higher Council for Privatization in Lebanon to assist with the preparation and procurement of two power project transactions: the privatization of the existing 450 MW CCGT Deir Ammar power plant and the development of a proposed 450 MW greenfield power project. Both projects would operate as Independent Power Producers (IPPs). K&M assessed the power supply and demand needs in Lebanon and analyzed the feasibility of various fuel supply options for both projects, including the possible use of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG). K&M conducted a detailed technical due diligence of the Deir Ammar power plant to assess its technical and commercial performance, operations and maintenance procedures, and the state of the plant’s equipment, facility, site, and associated infrastructure. Due to external political factors, both transactions were cancelled and K&M’s engagement was concluded after completion of the Deir Ammar due diligence report.