Project details

Overview

Project title

Integrated High Impact Innovation in Sustainable Energy Technology - Prefeasibility Analysis for Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage (Subproject 2) - Environmental Expert (Refinery)

Country Programme / Action Plan
Tender / Procurement notice
30 Jun 2020
Re-advertisement / Re-launch
8 Jul 2020

Published

30 June 2020

Deadline

6 July 2020

Budget

34 000 USD


Procurement type


Individual consultants

Reference

52041-003 Package Environmental Expert (Refinery)

Funding Agency

ADB - Asian Development Bank


Estimated duration

25 days


Countries

India

Date Published: 30-Jun-2020    Deadline of Submitting EOI: 06-Jul-2020 11:59 PM Manila local time


Selection Profile

Consultant Type: Individual

Selection Method: Individual Consultant Selection (ICS)

Source: International

Technical Proposal: Not Applicable


Selection Title: Integrated High Impact Innovation in Sustainable Energy Technology - Prefeasibility Analysis for Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage (Subproject 2)


Package Number:

Package Name: Environmental Expert (Refinery)


Advance Action:  No:


Total Inputs: 25 Working Days


Consulting Services Budget: USD 34,000


Budget Type:  Estimated:


Approval Number: 9686

Approval Date: 13-Dec-2018

Estimated Short-listing Date: 05-Jul-2020

Estimated Commencement Date: 15-Aug-2020


Open to non-Member Countries:  No:


Additional Information

Possibility of contract extension:  Not known

Possibility of consideration for downstream assignment:  Not known


Country of assignment: India


COVID-19 Related Assignment No


Contact Information

Project Officer: Kee-Yung Nam

Designation: Principal Energy Economist Asian Development Bank

Email: kynam@adb.org


Agencies

Primary | Agency | Country | Agency Role | Person

 Asian Development BankRegionalExecuting AgencyKee-Yung Nam |

 Asian Development BankRegionalImplementing AgencyKee-Yung Nam |


Publishing History

Typed | Publication Date | Published By | Duration of Advertisement | Deadline

Original | 30-Jun-2020 | Maria Dona D. Aliboso | 7 DAYS | 06-Jul-2020 |


Terms of Reference (Individual Consultant)

Expertise: CCUS

Expertise Group: Engineering


Consultant Source: International

TOR Keywords:


Objective and Purpose of the Assignment

Paris agreement is a hope for existence of humanity on the earth. It has created a framework for the

countries to work collectively towards a common goal of reducing GHG emissions. Through its actions, the

Paris agreement aims to limit the average global temperature rise to below 2 degree Centigrade compared

to preindustrial levels.

India is also part of this global initiative and has pledged to reduce emission intensity of its GDP by

33% to 35% by 2030 from 2005 levels. Oil and Gas sector fulfilled 39% of India's primary energy

requirement in 2017. Thus, Oil and Gas sector can be a big target while carrying out emission reduction

exercise in India.

India ranks fourth in terms of refining capacity after USA, PRC and Russia. It has number of modern

private and public sector refineries. IOCL owns and controls 11 of India's 23 refineries. The group

refining capacity is 80.7 million metric tons per annum (MMTPA) - 32.36% share of national refining

capacity - the largest share among refining companies in India.

ADB had a mission to India in December 2019 to meet important stakeholders of CCUS in India. Based on

the findings of this mission and subsequent discussions, ADB is considering working with IOCL and

explore some opportunities of decarbonizing the refining sector of India through CCUS.

While these efforts are already in advanced stages of planning, the company is looking forward to start

new projects in CCUS space:

1. Food grade CO2 production at Panipat Refinery & Petrochemical Complex, Haryana

2. Food grade CO2 production at Paradip Refinery, Odisha

IOCL has sought ADB's assistance in preparation of the prefeasibility studies for these projects. The

project will cover capture of CO2 and processing it further to make it food grade CO2. This document is

describing the methodology, timeline and the Terms of Reference for the consultants.


Scope of Work

The International Environment Specialist will

a. Work closely with the team leader and decide requirements of the environmental approval by the

Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Government of India as well as financial institutes.

b. Carry out life cycle assessment of the project compared to the incumbent technology and arrive at CO2

saving which will help in ascertaining the net quantum of CO2 saving.

c. make his adjudgment and statement individually and it shall be justified.


Detailed Tasks and/or Expected Output

The International Environment Specialist will

a. Work closely with the team leader and decide requirements of the environmental approval by the

Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Government of India as well as financial institutes.

b. Carry out life cycle assessment of the project compared to the incumbent technology and arrive at CO2

saving which will help in ascertaining the net quantum of CO2 saving.

c. make his adjudgment and statement individually and it shall be justified.

Detailed Tasks and/or Expected Output

Key responsibilities:

The International Environment Specialist will

1. Review the project concept note and understand environmental impact of the project on the local and

global environment.

2. The Consultant shall conduct a preliminary environmental analysis that shall include preliminary

review of the Project's anticipated impact on the environment with reference to India and those of

potential financiers.

The preliminary environmental assessment shall include evaluation of water needs, water discharge

requirements, any other liquid/solid/gaseous discharge requirement, land cover/land use, and air

emissions for the Project. Consultant shall identify any environmental regulatory issues that would

negatively impact or impede the development of the Project.

The environmental assessment shall identify potential negative impacts, discuss the extent to which they

can be mitigated, and develop the guidelines for full environmental impact assessment to be conducted at

the start of commercial Project development.

Preliminary Quantitative Risk Assessment (QRA) to identify the 'effect of identified risks on overall

project objectives.' and to quantify the risk exposure and determines the size of cost and schedule

contingencies.

Furthermore, the review shall:

a. Develop a plan for a full environmental impact assessment & Risk Assessment when the Project moves

forward to implementation stage including the net reduction in CO¬2 as a part of complete project.

b. Identify steps that will need to be taken by the project proponent subsequent to the Study's

completion as well as prior to full Project implementation.

3. Find out the requirements of environmental regulations at the level of the state government and at

the level of central government and prepare a report indicating the types of approvals and documents to

be prepared/arranged for Environmental clearance from State & Central Government agencies.

The report will focus on relevant regulatory structure needed, including an assessment of any

regulations that would impact the Project's viability, a prognosis to move forward, and a need for

additional regulations or subsidies.

The consultant shall review the existing regulations in India as well as other laws and regulations that

relate to use, contracts, and policy, particularly as they relate to capture, transportation, and

supplying CO2 for Food & Beverage Industries.

Consultant's regulatory review shall also include, but is not limited to:

a. Current and proposed regulations

b. Permitting requirements

c. Licensing requirements

d. Legal framework

e. Construction approvals

f. Foreign participation regulations

g. Regulations that impact environmental requirements

h. Other significant regulations that may impact the Project

i. Recommendations for Regulatory Changes related to CO2 capture, purification, transport & Storage for

industrial use.

j. Regulations related to industrial production and supply of Food Grade CO2

The Consultant shall also identify policy and legislative actions that could either act as potential

barriers to the implementation of the Project or would be necessary for implementation of the Project.

The Consultant shall also review any pending or potential regulatory actions that may impede Project

implementation or benefit project implementation and any methods to overcome identified deficiencies or

to capitalize on benefits.

The Consultant shall assess any regulatory barriers for the Project development in the format of a risk

matrix. The Contractor shall evaluate the risks associated with each barrier identified and make

recommendations regarding the mitigation of each identified risk. The Consultant shall also include a

plan on how the Grantee can avoid, mitigate, or overcome any potential regulatory barrier to the Project.

4. prepare a preliminary environmental impact assessment report defining the appropriate concepts of

progress, development impact measures, baseline parameters, and success criteria that can be used in the

future by ADB or others to monitor the potential benefits of this Project. The description of potential

benefits of the Project will be as concrete and detailed as possible and the consultant will provide

estimates of what level of benefits might reasonably be expected. Consultant shall develop the baseline

parameters, against which benefits will be measured. The baseline parameters will be based on analysis

performed in other tasks and the metrics for assessing benefits the baseline will be discussed with the

ADB to ensure they are accessible and quantifiable.

Development Impact Measures that should be quantifiably measured over the development period and

operational period include avoidance/reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.

The following provides some of the indicators that can be used to measure the developmental impacts of

the Project.

Category Indicator Description Baseline Anticipated Outcome

Promoting Environmental Benefit GHG Emissions Reduced or Avoided Amount of GHG reduced or avoided by

utilizing and storing CO2in lieu of exhausting to atmosphere. TBD during Study. TBD metric tons per

year of CO₂ equivalent

5. Carry out life cycle assessment of the project in terms of CO2 emissions. The specialist will

benchmark it against the incumbent Business As Usual (BAU) technology and provide an assessment of

environmental additionality of the project.

6. Work closely with the financial expert and provide inputs for the financial additionality of the

project.

7. Identify local stakeholders and carry out a consultation with the local stakeholders in consultation

with the officials of IOCL.

8. Prepare presentation slides for discussion with ADB.

9. Prepare an inception report, draft report and final report incorporating inputs of the stakeholders

and ADB.


Minimum Qualification Requirements

The environment specialist should meet the following requirements:

- The candidate should preferably have a Masters degree of Engineering. In lieu of a masters degree,

demonstration of extensive work in in the field of environmental assessment will be considered.

- Overall Experience 15 Years out of which 5 years of relevant experience may be related to process

design in petrochemical / refinery sector. Experience related to Carbon Capture and Utilisation will be

considered favourably.

- be familiar with the engineering and design practices followed in petrochemicals and refinery sector

of India.

- The environment specialist should have a good command of English and should be comfortable with report

writing in English and communicate with the team members.


The environment specialist will be responsible for the environmental assessment of the report. She / he

will provide technical inputs to the project leader and respond to his / her queries. The environmental

expert will report to officer in charge of TA 9686.


Minimum General Experience: 15 Years

Minimum Specific Experience (relevant to assignment): 5 Years

Regional/Country Experience:  Required


Schedule and Places of Assignment (chronological and inclusive of travel)


Schedule Type

Continuous


Max. Working Days/Week

Home Office 5

Field 6


City and Country Working Days Estimated Start Date Estimated End Date Other Details (use if place selected is Others)

Home Office, Other 6 15-Aug-2020 15-Sep-2020

Other City, India 3 16-Sep-2020 25-Sep-2020 tbd

Home Office, Other 6 26-Sep-2020 25-Nov-2020

Other City, India 3 26-Nov-2020 20-Dec-2020 tbd

Home Office, Other 7 21-Dec-2020 15-Jan-2021


Total

25


Cost Estimate:

Cost Items Amount in USD

Remuneration and Other Expenses

All activities and inputs in the TOR but not limited to remuneration, per diem, air travel, miscellaneous travel expenses, report preparation, production, and transmission, land transportation, communications, etc. 33,189

Contingency 811

TOTAL


34,000