Generation Expansion Plan Review
K&M was engaged by US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) to conduct a desk review of the Generation Expansion Plan prepared by Electricidad de Caracas. The objective of this review was to identify power plants that could be developed or built by US companies.
K&M conducted a definitional mission for the Government of Venezuela, under the auspices of the US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA), to determine the feasibility of a power plant rehabilitation project. K&M analyzed the feasibility of establishing a program for the rehabilitation of electric power units (boilers, turbines, generators, and associated auxiliary equipment) for both Electricidad de Caracas (ELECAR) and Energía Eléctrica de Venezuela (ENELVEN). K&M investigated the needs relative to upgrading and modernizing their existing power generating units. In addition, potential trade benefits to U.S. firms were ascertained.
K&M provided procurement support for the one of the largest hydropower projects of the nineties, the 2,422 MW Caruachi hydropower project located on the Caroni River in Venezuela. K&M was contracted to develop the most competitive prices for the balance of plant equipment on behalf of one of the turnkey construction contractors, Hitachi Power Construction (HPC). K&M undertook an international solicitation for prices, delivery schedules, contract terms and conditions for the instrumentation, electrical and mechanical equipment. K&M also supervised delivery from vendors and manufacturers to the remote job site in Venezuela.
K&M was contracted by the World Bank to help its team in the estimation of the investments and subsidies needs for the water sector for Venezuela. The works involves review a preliminary five-year investment, as well as review of the overall strategy, reference costs, and investment estimates based on similar rehabilitation projects in the region. In addition, K&M will identify financing mechanisms for the proposed 5-year plan, including tariff increase and options to leverage private capital.